QEST Craft Scholar.
A pair of half bound journals in cloth and silk.
A rebound treatise on fishing.
A gilded visitor book.
A stack of hand-sewn text blocks.

Twice Yearly

Three days of hands-on learning, welcoming both new and more experienced binders, in Logie Steading's bright and airy Long Room. These two complimentary courses, along with "special projects for beginners", run simultaneously as two lecturers will be on hand throughout.
April 3rd - 5th 2017.

Further to successful specalist classes in working with leather, another in a series of masterclasses is being held in April 2017. The course lasts three days and is limited to four people.

The Library Style structure is perfect for books which are used regularly such as journals, dictionaries, reference books, collated periodicals or cookery books. It is also ideal for a handsome and long lasting visitors' book. Coverings can be in cloth or part leather.

There are about 40 steps in the process of this binding style. Laura will demonstrate the various steps and guide students as they work towards a finished book. Since these three days are all the time available for this involved style, students are encouraged to arrive with enough folded and pressed sections for a text-block of 30 to 40mm in thickness.

Over these three intensive days, Laura promises to share many of the tricks she has learned about this style of binding over the past sixteen years. She will also have spare tools and supplies on the day so you don't have to bring your entire kit.

A workshop in restoring and stabilising your paper and cloth bound books and ephemera. The emphasis will be in seeking practical solutions to breathe new life into old favourites and to keep your old and worn-out books usable. If that isn't possible then guidance will be given in wrapping and boxing your books and documents to protect them against further damage.

Please note that this is not a conservation workshop.

For additional information on these workshops please contact either Laura or Logie Steading directly.