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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.”

March 2020


Friday March 6, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday March 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We focus on one significant change in the book structures of the C19th – emerging public use. Library-style Buckram binding is one of the most satisfying. Maximum support from head to tail and a combination of endpaper, spine lining and board allow it to stand alone, unsupported. Intermediate level. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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