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Bind a Medieval Book in the Ox Bindery

Bind a Medieval Book in the Ox Bindery

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

We are a Dutch couple that run since 2002 the Ox Bindery in the heart of the Ox Mountains. Benjamin is a qualified bookbinder and ICRI-accredited conservator in books, paper and parchment with over 20 years of experience. Our clients include libraries and universities. As well as conservation work we create new bespoke bindings. We are using traditional materials and binding techniques - often…
Ineke & Benjamin
Ineke & Benjamin
Ineke & Benjamin
Ineke & Benjamin

What we’ll do

Are you a book worm? Do you love the smell of (old) books? In this 3 hour workshop you will get a taste of the craft of bookbinding. You will make a non-adhesive binding using a traditional binding style that emerged in the late middle ages. You will get to grips with paper, thread and needle by starting of with a pamphlet binding. You will learn about paper grain, how to fold sections, how to…

What else you should know

Classes are small and Ineke is a former teacher. All who can put a thread through a needle or went to school as an infant can follow this experience.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
(Fair trade)coffee, tea and cristal clear water from our own well. Some biscuits or home made cake
Equipment
paper, thread, needle, bone folder, cast iron press, board cutter

What to bring

Good humour:)

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Where you'll be

The bookbinding class will take place in the heart of the Ox Mountains in our purpose built book conservation studio, equipped with cast iron antique book presses, board shears, guillotine cutter, foil blocking press etc. On this place was once a garage and before that a shed, as part of a small holding (farm) with a barn opposite the road, that is converted into a self-catering accommodation. (Bed in Barn)

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Classes are small and Ineke is a former teacher. All who can put a thread through a needle or went to school as an infant can follow this experience.
Ineke & Benjamin
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Bind a Medieval Book in the Ox Bindery
6 reviews
From $107/person
6 reviews
From $107/person