Training Courses

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 [email protected] 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  IN 2018

DATE COURSE LOCATION
Dec 18
14-18 Dec Laced-on Binding (Level 3)  cityandguilds (was 7-9th Dec) Daffodil Barn
14 Dec Introduction (was 21st Dec) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Jan 19
11-13 Jan &  19-20 Jan C&G Level 1 (Unit 118 – Parts 1 and 2), cityandguildsPamphlet and Multi-section bindings Daffodil Barn
15-16 Jan C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Rebacking a cloth book Daffodil Barn
19-20 Jan See above 11-13 Jan Daffodil Barn
25 Jan Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
28-30 Jan C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Drop Back Box and Brass Post Folder Daffodil Barn
Feb 19
4-6 Feb C&G Level 2 (Unit 201/202). cityandguilds Design and Sampling Daffodil Barn
11-15 Feb C&G Leve 1 (Unit 119). cityandguilds Photograph Album & Slipcase Daffodil Barn
22 Feb Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
26-28 Feb C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Rebacking a leather Book Daffodil Barn
Mar 19
16-17 Mar C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Gold Leaf Finishing Daffodil Barn
25-29 Mar C&G Level 2 (Unit 220). cityandguilds Half Leather case binding Daffodil Barn
29 Mar Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Apr 19
1-5 Apr C&G Level 1(Unit 118). cityandguilds Pamphlet and Multi-section bindings Daffodil Barn
8-12 Apr C&G Level 2 (Unit221). cityandguilds Non-adhesive Bindings Daffodil Barn
24-25 Apr C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Simple Paper Repairs Daffodil Barn
26 Apr Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
May 19
6-8 May C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Quarter Leather Drop Back Box (was 17-19 Jun) Daffodil Barn
13-17 May C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Laced-on Binding Daffodil Barn
23-24 May C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Leather-entry Slipcase Daffodil Barn
31 May Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Jun 19
3-7 Jun C&G Level 1 (Unit 118). cityandguilds Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings Daffodil Barn
10-12 Jun C&G Level 2 (Unit 201/202). cityandguilds Design and Sampling Daffodil Barn
17-19 Jun C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Artist’s Portfolio and Lift-off Lid Box (was 6-8 May) Daffodil Barn
28 Jun Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Jul 19
1-5 Jul C&G Level 1 (Unit 119). cityandguilds Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn
8-12 Jul C&G Level 2 (Unit 220). cityandguilds Half Leather Case Bindings Daffodil Barn
19-21 Jul &  27-28 Jul C&G Level 1 (Unit 118 – Parts 1&2). cityandguilds Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings Daffodil Barn
22-24Jul &   29-31 Jul C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Hard Vellum Binding (Parts 1&2) Daffodil Barn
26 Jul Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Sep 19
9-13 Sep C&G Level 1 (Unit 118). cityandguilds Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings Daffodil Barn
16-18 Sep C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Library-style Binding Daffodil Barn
23-25 Sep C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds 15th Century Laced-on Vellum Binding Daffodil Barn
27 Sep Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Oct 19
3 Oct C&G Level 3  Diploma cityandguilds Edge Decoration Daffodil Barn
14-18 Oct C&G Level 1 (Unit 119). cityandguilds Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn
21-25 Oct C&G Level 2 (Unit 221). cityandguilds Non-adhesive Bindings Daffodil Barn
25 Oct Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
28-30 Oct C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Rebacking a Leather Book Daffodil Barn
Nov 19
11-13 Nov C&G Level 2 (Units 201/202). cityandguilds Design and Sampling Daffodil Barn
19-20 Nov C&G Leve 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Rebacking a Cloth Book Daffodil Barn
29 Nov – 1 Dec, &          7-8 Dec C&G Level 1 (Unit 118 – Parts 1&2). cityandguilds Pamphlet and Multi-section bindings. Daffodil Barn
29 Nov Introduction Course Tedworth House (Avon Room)
Dec 19
3-5 Dec C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Artist’s Portfolio and Lift-off Lid Box Daffodil Barn
7-8 Dec C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 118 – Part 2) See above Daffodil Barn
 20 Dec Introduction Course  Tedworth House (Avon Room)