Home » Events And Exhibitions » LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2022

London Craft Week

2022

Explore Bookbinding with Designer Bookbinders during London Craft Week. Rediscover the joys of making with your hands and engage with the ultimate portable technology – the book. Learn how to make a decorative bespoke slip case, a concertina to display your artwork, or a unique notebook in these practical bookbinding workshops suitable for all abilities.

LONDON CRAFT WEEK WORKSHOPS

Designer Bookbinders present a day of creative, practical bookbinding workshops suitable for all abilities. Whether you are an artist, a writer, or just a lover of beautiful books come and learn this exciting and creative craft.

These workshops, led by Fellows of Designer Bookbinders, will introduce students to the skills, techniques, and materials used in basic bookbinding. All materials and tools will be provided.

  • The workshops will all take place on Saturday 14th May from 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.30 – 17.00.
  • Booking details can be found on the London Craft Week website soon,  classes are between £55 and £68.
  • The workshops will be taking place at: Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP
  • The event capacity is up to 10 students per workshop.

TWO CONCERTINA BINDINGS WITH MIDORI KUNIKATA-COCKRAM

This workshop will introduce two ways of making concertina books with hard covered boards. The first book is made without any adhesive, even for covering the boards. The second book is ideal for displaying and presenting your art work.

Saturday May 14th 10.30-13.00
£68
10 students

Midori Kunikata-Cockram graduated from the BA (Hons) Academy of Arts course, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo. Midori studied fine binding at ‘Bookbinding Studio Livre’ , Tokyo and was later awarded a diploma with merit in Fine Bookbinding and Conservation, Guildford College of Technology, Surrey UK. Since graduating Midori has given workshops, lectures and held exhibitions in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. Midori opened the ‘Jade Bookbinding Studio’ in London in 1997, concentrating on private tuition, commissions and personal work. Elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2007, and is a member of The Society of Bookbinders and Tokyo Bookbinding Club. In 2017 Midori was among the ‘Distinguished Winners’ in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition.

A HARD COVER NOTEBOOK WITH RACHEL WARD-SALE

Using traditional techniques and tools learn to make a hard cover sketchbook, covered with beautiful hand marbled paper and a choice of colourful book cloth. During this workshop you will learn how to select and prepare materials, fold and sew pages and attach a hard cover.

Saturday May 14th 10.30-13.00
£68
10 students

Following her training at The University of Brighton Rachel co-founded Bookbinders of Lewes where she works as a professional bookbinder, undertaking a wide range of bookbinding projects. She teaches workshops at her bindery and venues around the country. Elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2005 she stood as President from 2019-2021.

Rachel’s work has been exhibited internationally and is represented in collections around the world, she is also a regular binder for the Booker prize. Her bindings have been awarded prizes including 2nd prize in the DB international competition 2017.

SOFT SLIP CASE WITH KAORI MAKI

A perfect way to store and protect your favourite books and pamphlets. Make a decorative, bespoke soft slip case using folding, cutting, and gluing techniques. Bring your own small book or make one yourself in one of the morning classes.

Saturday May 14th 14.30 – 17.00
£55
5 students

Kaori was born in Japan moving to London in 2001. In 2020, she was elected a fellow of Designer Bookbinders. In the same year partnering with two colleagues, Kaori took over the ownership of the Wyvern Bindery, which is based in Hoxton Street N1 6RA. Since 2006 she has been taking private commissions for her design bindings alongside working at the Wyvern Bindery. Her works are shown in public collections such as the British Library and St Bride Foundation, as well as private collections in USA, Germany and UK.

A SOFT LEATHER JOURNAL WITH RACHEL WARD-SALE

A great accessory for writers, artists, or anyone who wants to keep stylish notes. During this practical workshop you will learn to prepare and cut a soft leather cover, fold and sew in pages and attach a fastening strap.

Saturday May 14th 14.30 – 17.00
£68
10 students

Following her training at The University of Brighton Rachel co-founded Bookbinders of Lewes where she works as a professional bookbinder, undertaking a wide range of bookbinding projects. She teaches workshops at her bindery and venues around the country. Elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2005 she stood as President from 2019-2021.

Rachel’s work has been exhibited internationally and is represented in collections around the world, she is also a regular binder for the Booker prize. Her bindings have been awarded prizes including 2nd prize in the DB international competition 2017.

For more information about any of the workshops please contact Rachel Ward-Sale