Events & Courses

All events are subject to change, particularly the workshop nights. Please check this page regularly to ensure that the details of an event you are interested in attending have not changed.

The Guild offers a range of courses at a small cost for materials. These are held on weekends in Roleystone, and cater for both members and non-members. These courses are a great way to start your bookbinding, and are run on a regular basis. The courses run as a progressive series, so attending a number of them will help your skills, as a range of different binding styles and techniques are demonstrated over a number of nights or weekends.

Check the list of events below to see when the next courses will be run. However, the courses often have waitlists. If you cannot make a course that you have booked for, please contact the Secretary so that someone else may take up the place.

Weekend courses are done at the Roleystone Family Centre on Wygonda Road in Roleystone, and start at 9:00 am and go through to 4:00pm. You must register and pay in order to attend, as places are very limited.

Payments must be made before the course starts, and are not refundable in the last 14 days prior to the course commencing.

For details of the courses themselves, see our page on Courses.

August 2022 Boxes Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, August 20th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 21st, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the August Box Making workshop. This is a great introduction to making presentation boxes and archive boxes that are suitable for books or any small items that you want to protect or display. No prerequisites are necessary.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 20th and 21st of August. Payment is required prior to attendance

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number. We do not keep your details after the course is finished. We require a contact phone number only for last minute changes to course details. All our communications with you will be via email.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. You position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.

September 2022 Springback Course

Date: 

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, September 17th, 2022 - 4:00 PM

This is our very first Springback Bookbinding workshop. A springback book is a sophisticated binding style that allows books to spring flat when opened, and then snap closed when required.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. Unlike our other courses, this requires two Saturday's, one week apart. The dates are 10th and 17th of September. Payment is required prior to attendance

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number. We do not keep your details after the course is finished. We require a contact phone number only for last minute changes to course details. All our communications with you will be via email.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. Your position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.

October 2022 Introduction to Finishing

Date: 

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 -
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This is our only Introduction to Finishing course for 2022. This is a course that introduces gold lettering and other finishing styles that can be used to enhance the quality of any book. This course requires no previous experience.

This course is $65 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single day, for a total of 6 hours of tuition. The date is Saturday 15th of October. Payment is made prior to attendance with a maximum of 8 attendees.

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. Your position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.

November 2022 Stab Binding Course

Date: 

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, November 13th, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the November Stab Binding Bookbinding workshop. This is a great introduction to making your own books using very traditional techniques. We do two styles, the Coptic (or European) style of stab bindings, and the traditional Japanese 4 hole style.

Stab bindings require very little in terms of special tools and equipment, and use very little glue. Books are stitched together with a decorative thread that is both visible on the spine and a highly decorative element of the style.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 12th and 13th of November. Payment is made prior to attendance with a maximum of 9 attendees.

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. Your position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.