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Doug Mitchell – (Bookbinding)

  • Highly-respected expert in Bookbinding and Book Restoration
  • Conservator at the British Library in London
  • Tremendously experienced & popular Tutor
  • More courses run due to demand!

Doug is truly the best at his craft (so many people keep on telling us this) and is always highly-praised by his students here at Higham.  Binding is a fantastic skill used to restore old tomes and to create new ones and the genuine techniques employed can often be traced back centuries.

 

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING DOUG’S COURSES:
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“Excellent as ever.”

“Fantastic weekend, course and tutor wonderful as usual.”

“Course content and tutor excellent.”

“Doug was kindness itself.”

“The tutor excellent.”

“Excellent weekend, thank you.”

“Very good course, with clear instructions.”

“Always a joy to come and be so well tutored and well fed. Many thanks to the Higham team and Doug. I hope to return soon.”

“Excellent as always”

“Fab course as always. Very Comfy room. Wonderful food (note to self eat less!!) Thank you for a lovely time.”

“Fantastic W/E as usual”

“Wonderful , I have really enjoyed the course, learned loads from a fantastic tutor, facilities & food excellent. Couldn’t ask for anymore.”

July 2018

BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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October 2018

BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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