*New Courses at Hot Bed Press

Bookmaking for Artists #2


4 evenings Course
Starting: Tuesday 9th July 2013
Ending: Tuesday 30th July 2013
From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This course is suited to those with a bit of previous experience of book arts and/or for those who have done one of my courses before. Over 4 Summer evenings build on the knowledge and skills that you already have by learning how to create new book structures to house your artwork. With a focus on functional forms that allow single sewn pages to open flat, the versatile Coptic stitch and the creation of cloth covered slip cases. The course will expand your toolbox of techniques and talents in enabling you to confidently go on to make more of your own artist’s book editions.
Cost: £125.00 / £105.00 members
For more information go here.

Hard-backed Book Making


weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 3rd August 2013
Ending: Sunday 4th August 2013
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This two day course will show you how to make your own hardback books from scratch.

You will begin by learning how to traditionally sew onto tapes along with compensation binding methods. Then you will go on to make a hard-back cloth bound book complete with endpapers, headbands and a bookmark ribbon. The course is ideal for those who already have some experience of making books but is also suitable for anyone new to bookmaking. The techniques and skills acquired will mean you’ll never want to buy a ready-made sketch book again.
Cost: £125.00 / £105.00 members
For more information go here