MENTORING IN THE BOOK ARTS
For 25 years my wife and I ran a craft book bindery,
paper marbling studio, a specialist box-making workshop and a letter-press printing facility, consequently I have a
good working knowledge of these book skills and am happy sharing what I have learned.
If you are struggling with a particular problem concerning these book crafts, I am confident I can help you solve
There is nothing like being taught in person, but that is not always possible, it helps if you have access to
someone who has experience. I will help you in any way I can.
For £50.00 a month you can find someone who is willing to take you under their wing, and help you solve
the particular problem you are having, I will use my experience plus text and pictures, the net and utube,
bookbinding manuals I have published, any medium that is transmittable on the internet, you have my time
and I usually give lengthy replies to your correspondence, and at 69 every second of my life is precious to
me. But a lot will depend on you and your attitude.
Subscribe below for £50.00 a month, contact me at any time to cancel your subscription and I will do so
Below you will find a link to a list of books that we have published.
I have been helping people online for over 15
City and Guilds graduate in fine binding and conservation with distinctions in 7 of the 8 qualifications
Our workshop was featured as a National Living Treasure by Country Life Magazine.
I offer my expertise to you as a mentor, as a fellow craftsman.
I appreciate the trade, and in creating the Eden Workshops have probably been through any troubles you are facing.
As a mature artist craftsman I know exactly what it takes to become a bookbinder, it takes dogged determination, a
refusal to accept defeat and overcome obstacles and the vital ingredient, CREATIVITY. Without it you are lost in
the Book Arts.
I would ALWAYS say it is better to get one on one tuition, or tuition in a class, check your local area for
evening classes, for those in the UK I have a comprehensive list of teachers and classes, just mail me for
I will always try to connect you with a real flesh and blood teacher, but that may or may not be possible,
depending on your location. I will also connect you with bookbinding organisations in your area, I will help you
find like minded friends on bookbinding forums, I will try to connect you with others.
To undertake to do this will mean real commitment on my part, and I expect equal commitment in return, it will
be more or less expensive depending on what you want to do, bookbinding is not a cheap hobby if taken
I will ask £50.00 a month to do this, this is not an inconsequential amount of money, but neither is what I
am offering in return.
EVERY MONTH I SEND OUT THE BOOKBINDERS DIGEST. WHICH AIMS TO BRING YOU INTERESTING ITEMS CONCERNING THE WORLD
OF BOOKBINDING AND RELATED CRAFTS. IF YOU WOULD CARE TO SUBSCRIBE PLEASE JUST MAIL ME PUTTING "EDEN" IN THE