February 13, 2018

Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop at Galway Arts Centre

In this day-long bookbinding workshop, participants will create a variety of folded books – no stitching required! Starting with the concertina book, we will build up on this binding to create mutant books including a Japanese accordion book, a blizzard book and much more. The objective of this course is to explore the potential of basic book structures, building up on them to create unexpected handmade books.

Participants will also gain knowledge of how to use basic book binding tools and the principals of bookbinding including grain direction, gluing and folding tips.

Participants are encouraged to bring along any ideas or decorative paper that they would like to incorporate into their books.
Participants need to bring: Stanley knife/scalpel, cutting mat, metal ruler, pencil. All other materials will be supplied.

Dates: Saturday 24th February
Times: 10:30 – 4:30
Fee: €75
Location: Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, Galway city
Booking: email Eilis at or pay now through Paypal:

Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop at Galway Arts Centre