St Bride Foundation is pleased to announce that from April 2015 we will be running a brand new series of courses in bookbinding.
We have teamed up with the well-known firm of Shepherds Bookbinders who have been successfully running bookbinding classes in London for the last fifteen years. Shepherds now offer a brand new curriculum with City & Guilds qualifications in both Beginners’ and Advanced Hand Bookbinding.
With its headquarters nearby in the City of London, City and Guilds is the oldest vocational award giving body in the UK and we are proud to offer these unique qualifications as part of our curriculum. Our aim to bring this fascinating and ancient craft to a new and wider audience.
Our ‘taster’ classes will run during the day, evenings and weekends, giving everyone the chance to try their hand at the processes before committing to a longer course. You don’t have to sign up for a City & Guilds Award to enjoy our courses, but all the classes (including the ‘tasters’) will count towards Awards and Certificates should you wish to pursue your studies in bookbinding.
This is an exciting new venture, bringing an important aspect of book-making to work alongside our print workshop. The combination of printing and bookbinding will put St Bride Foundation at the centre of the revival in book crafts and herald a new dawn in art of fine book production.