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221210|10th and 11th December 2022|Hardback Bookbinding

Hardback Bookbinding


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon

Learn how to make a hard cover book on this detailed but accessible two day workshop. You will learn about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making an attractive binding to take home. You will learn how to fold paper, sew and bind the pages and make a hard cover using bookbinding tools and materials. At the end of the two days, you will have your own hand-made sketchbook, basic knowledge of how books are made, and ideas of your own for future projects.

Course Structure

Day 1


How to cut and fold paper

How to bind the book - sew the pages


Continue binding the book - gluing

Start making hardback


Day 2

Continue hardback making

Case in and complete your book


Make concertina book

Evaluation, tidy and pack up

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire working individually and collaboratively. She studied Fine Art in Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked with LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.


Instagram: @umikoseadon

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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