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The Basic Book Binding course was a beginner’s delight. This is the most complete, highly structured and well organised basic course you are likely to find. Unlimited individual attention meant that everyone progressed at their own rate. Excellent value for money, as everything is provided, both in the workshop and the home. I will miss the special atmosphere in the workshop which literally hummed with creative activity. Christine - Northern Ireland

I had never done any bookbinding before and I absolutely loved it! The whole experience was brilliant. I had a wonderful time, but the most importantly in just one week I learned a lot about bookbinding and was able to progress from a simple book to a case bound binding! By the end of the week I had bound five books!!! The course was very well structured and Alan was always there to help and to answer questions. I also want to say thank-you to Alan and Grace for their great hospitality; I was welcomed and made to fill as a part of the family. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start bookbinding!. Lana - Manchester

I thoroughly enjoyed this week-long course! The instructor was informative and set a pace of learning that was productive without being too overwhelming. Within a week, I had learned enough of the basics of book binding to have the confidence to work on projects of my own. The fact that the maximum number of students was limited to three, allowed individualized tuition at a level rivaled by few other institutions offering similar courses. Add to the above, comfortable accommodation, delicious food and warm hospitality, the week was a memorable time well spent. Lucy - Barcelona

Basic Course - A superb hands-on course. I didn’t believe I could learn so much in a week.

Leather Course - Time and money well spent. Accelerated learning in the craft of leather book binding - brilliant. Phil - Suffolk