Bookbinding and paper marbling

Bookbinding – decorative leather binding techniques with Peter Jones

Ref: SWE07351

Suitable for all



Working confidently with leather remains an important skill in contemporary bookbinding. Learn three essential decorative techniques for binding with leather; inlay, onlay and scarf jointing. Make two decorative panels as you build up designs of your own choice, and bind one into a semi-limp pamphlet.


Peter Jones

Peter worked in London as a furniture restorer and leather liner before training in bookbinding at Brighton Polytechnic. He now works as a bookbinder and as a carpenter and has taught bookbinding extensively, including at the Universities of Brighton and Roehampton. He is a Fellow and Past President of Designer Bookbinders and has had several articles published in The New Bookbinder. His work is exhibited internationally and held in numerous collections. Peter mainly works from his studio bindery in Wannock, East Sussex.


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