All our courses are FREE to WIS veterans. To apply for any of this training, or to find out more, simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the workshop on 01672 851979.
Introductory Lessons – We provide frequent introductory bookbinding lessons both at our home in the Daffodil Barn as well as at other locations such as Tedworth House. These last under two hours and are designed to give WIS veterans a taste of the basic skills and techniques we use, and a flavour of the tools and materials required for bookbinding. Every student goes away with a high-quality notebook that they will have made themselves. These sessions are great fun and very therapeutic, aiding both concentration and confidence.
Training Courses – We run a progressive series of courses in bookbinding that cater for the absolute beginner and cover all the skills needed to achieve a Level 3 City & Guilds certificate in bookbinding (for a list of the available courses, see our course list below. Courses are held in our own classroom at the Daffodil Barn, and are normally run as full-time 3-day or 5-day courses.
City & Guilds Awards – There is no requirement to apply for City & Guilds awards, but our members are automatically registered, and application for these nationally recognised qualifications is strongly encouraged. Courses and awards are available at Level 1, 2 and 3, and each course covers the syllabus of one City & Guilds “Unit”. By completing a Unit, a WIS member can achieve a single craft Award. For example, the successful completion of the Beginners’ Course (Unit 118) qualifies for a City & Guilds Award.
WIS members who wish to apply for a Certificate in Bookbinding simply need to complete the two Units for each Level and also one of our Craft Design courses. Awards and Qualifications are graded: at Pass, Merit and Distinction.
COURSES AT THE DAFFODIL BARN and TEDWORTH HOUSE 2018
|4 May||Leather Slipcase (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|7-8 May||Paper Repairs (Level 3) – Optional||Daffodil Barn|
|12-13 May||Cloth Reback (Level 3) – Optional||Daffodil Barn|
|17-18 May||Gold Finishing (Level 3) – Moved to 9-10 June||Daffodil Barn|
|21-25 May||C&G Unit 119 (Level 1) – CANCELLED||Daffodil Barn|
|25 May||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|8 Jun||Edge Decoration (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|9-10 Jun||Gold Finishing (Level 3) – Moved from 17-18 May||Daffodil Barn|
|11-13 Jun||C&G Unit 201/202 (Level 2) – CANCELLED||Daffodil Barn|
|16-18 Jun||Leather Repack (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|22-24 Jun||1/4 Vellum Binding (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|29 Jun||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|9-14 Jul||C&G Unit 220 (Level 2)||Daffodil Barn|
|16-20 Jul||1/4 Leather Drop Back Box (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|27 Jul||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|4 Sep||Laced Vellum (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|10-14 Sep||C&G Unit 118 (Level 1)||Daffodil Barn|
|19-20 Sep||Library Binding (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|24-28 Sep||C&G Unit 221 (Level 2)||Daffodil Barn|
|28 Sep||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|1-3 Oct||Drop-back Bpx & Folder (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|15-19 Oct||C&G Unit 119 (Level 1)||Daffodil Barn|
|26 Oct||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|7-9 Nov||C&G Unit 201/202 (Level 2)||Daffodil Barn|
|13-15 Nov||Lift-off, Portfolio, Phase Box (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|30 Nov||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|
|7-9 Dec||Laced-on Binding (Level 3)||Daffodil Barn|
|21 Dec||Introduction||Tedworth House (Avon Rm)|