Bookbinding Courses
with Paul C Delrue
 
Whether you are new to bookbinding and have an interest in learning the basics of how to put a book together or make simple repairs, or you already have some skill in the craft and want to develop specific areas of expertise, talk to Paul Delrue to see if one of his informal and flexible courses can help. Courses are limited to a maximum of three or four people, so tuition is very focused and at your own level. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own projects to work on during the course, or just for advice so they can work on them at home.
 
There is often a demand for simple book repair courses from booksellers who would like to have a go at straightforward repairs to selected books in their stock to make them more saleable or increase profit margins a little. Paul can offer a course specifically suited to this need, again tailored to the level of the participants.
 
Based at Paul's bindery in North Wales, programme lengths can vary but usually cover a four or five day period. Prices for this type of programme start at just £450 per person, including all materials. Help and advice on locating local B&B or hotel accomodation in or around Ruthin is also available on request. 
 
Course outlines vary depending on student needs but the following are typical examples:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning Bookbinding
Understanding tools and materials
Making a single section book
Case bound books
Creating a simple album
 
 
  Basic Book Repairs
Understanding the structure of a book
Pulling a book
Resewing the book block
Rebacking
Mending damaged corners
 
 
Repairs for Booksellers
Choosing books for repair
Re-casing a book
Corner repairs
cleaning books 
 

 
 
 
Availability is limited, so to discuss your individual requirements please contact Paul directly and have a chat.
 
 
Telephone Paul on 01824 707044, or Click Here to go to the contact page.