While working in accordance with up-to-date professional conservation standards and ethics, at Dragon Press Bindery we have a passion for preserving traditional craft techniques and specialist skills. Thorough understanding of historic structures, materials and processes is the foundation of good practice in both the repair of old and creation of new work. It also becomes the springboard for innovation and experimentation.
In keeping with our desire to pass on knowledge and expertise for the future, we intend to produce a programme of workshops aimed at providing tuition across a range of aspects of bookbinding, conservation, letterpress printing and related fields. While furthering their practical abilities, participants will learn how and why particular methods have developed as well as gain insight into the appropriate application of specific procedures. To help us deliver relevant content, we welcome your suggestions for class topics.
Online opportunities are also in development. We are pleased to have begun creating short videos focused on particular techniques; future plans include hosting live demonstrations and participatory classes.
Tailored one-to-one training sessions are available on request. These can take place either in our bindery or online.
Dragon Press Bindery hosts the Book Camp annual summer residential intensive. Full information can be found at www.bookcamp.org.uk.