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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.


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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.”

Upcoming Courses

July 2017


July 21st at 18:30 to July 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This will be a weekend of catching up on some of those skills that might of slipped you by, in particular the sharpening of paring knives and Spokeshave blades, the Paring of leather and how to produce a gold tooled label for a book you have never put a title on. Not for beginners this workshop is for book binders wishing to seriously develop their skills under Doug's expert guidance.Materials at cost from Tutor. Doug Mitchell (British Library www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential:…

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