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  • Date and time: Sunday 19 June 2022, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Borthwick Institute for Archives, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join Catherine Firth and Emma Lloyd-Jones for an opportunity to explore the skills and techniques associated with bookbinding in this hands-on workshop, which introduces a specific covering method for participants to create their own product. 

This workshop builds on the skills introduced at the festival last year, using the basic link-stitch structure demonstrated in the online videos as a starting point. It is not necessary to have tried out the previous technique to join this year! 

If you are interested in the foundations for this binding structure, you can read and/or watch the previous course material on making a link-stitch binding, and listen to the live Q&A that Catherine and Emma conducted about the technique last year. All of this can be found here.

All of the information and materials you will need to create your own binding are provided. 

No experience necessary, but practical hand skills are required. Suitable for ages 16+.

Image credit: © Emma Lloyd-Jones

In-person events

Due to continuing uncertainties related to the ongoing pandemic our in-person events may be subject to change. Please check the Festival website and social media for the latest information. Ticket-holders will receive an email to alert them to any changes after booking.


About the speakers

Emma Lloyd-Jones is a book and paper conservator with 30 years experience. She has been employed by libraries and archives in London, Oxford, Dublin, Newcastle, Durham and York.

Catherine Firth has been working in archive conservation in York for almost 15 years. She is particularly interested in both historic binding structures and the conservation of parchment.


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible