Beginners Bookbinding Workshop

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Learn the ancient craft of bookbinding in this one day, hands-on workshop in the heart of Bendigo’s Arts Precinct. You will learn the basics of bookbinding, including creating sections and hand sewing the book block. You will also make a quarter cloth bound hard covered journal with decorative paper sides.


Simon has been bookbinding for over 15 years.  He brings to the bench experience gained from binderies locally and internationally, where his skills were honed working under the guidance of master craftsmen.  His attention to detail and passion for the craft are some of the driving forces behind the business.

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What you will learn
  • Make a quarter cloth bound hard covered journal with decorative paper sides.
  • Learn the basics of bookbinding including creating sections and hand sewing the book block
  • Learn how to use traditional binding equipment
What you will get
  • All materials
  • Use of traditional binding equipment
  • One full day tuition
  • Take-home bookbinding kit comprising of simple binders tools and a manual
  • Lunch, tea & coffee
  • Small group instruction (maximum 6 people)

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear


Appropriate for

Beginners Level


SB Libris

Vendor since 2017

SB Libris, known as 'Libris', was established as a boutique bindery in 2004.  Such a unique business required a building of suitable character, so the workshop came to fruition inside a classic, Victorian building.  Perfectly located in the Arts Precinct of Bendigo, Australia, Libris is nestled amongst galleries, theatres, cafes and other boutique businesses. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

SB Libris requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email SB Libris to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at SB Libris or organised by SB Libris must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by SB Libris.


I agree to give SB Libris unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at SB Libris classes and events or on SB Libris's premises. (For use of SB Libris marketing materials).


SB Libris requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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07 October 2017 • Beginners Bookbinding Workshop

A great class! I loved learning bookbinding from Simon. He was interesting, knowledgeable and entertaining. I was impressed with the look and quality of the book that we were able to make on the day. I'm excited about making my own books from home. Thank you, Simon.