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All About Paper: Notebook Making Workshop

Welcome to our notebook making workshop. Learn about the history of the Northbank and also learn how to make your own notebook.

Inspired by their fascinating collections, Westminster Archives Centre will deliver this workshop to help increase awareness of the history of paper and teach participants how to make their own notebook.



12.15 – 12.30 PowerPoint presentation of the history of Strand and how it has changed through time
(Gillian Staples – Archivist, Westminster City Archives)

12.30 – 13.45 PowerPoint presentation of the History of Paper and bookbinding workshop
(Georgia Vossou –Conservator, Westminster City Archives)


Participants will have an introduction to the art of bookbinding and learn two different types of sewing. You will practice in a variety of paper shapes and threads, creating your own notebooks to take home and treasure.

The workshop is suitable for beginners; bookbinding is a pleasurable pastime and easy to replicate at home for unique gifts. In addition, participants will take home notes for the Japanese style bookbinding to improve their skills.

Beads and decorative ribbons will be supplied to decorate.

The BID is offering this FREE of charge to make the Northbank a better place to be and work. 57% of all working days lost to ill health were due to stress and anxiety in 2017/18 (Labour Force Survey). In our global city we need to take time for ourselves and how better to do that than with nature. Improve your mental wellbeing through these crafts sessions.


We anticipate high volumes of interest for these workshops, register to avoid disappointment.

Email or call the BID office with any questions or 0203 697 9277

2 December 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm



2 December 2019
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


New Wing 4
Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA
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