making a cross structure binding


Workshops take place at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, and at venues such as Tate St Ives, Hauser and Wirth Somerset and the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford.

Each workshop focuses on one or two book structures, and are suitable for complete beginners or for those who would like to extend their bookbinding skills. All the materials and tools are provided, and there is a maximum of 10 participants on each workshop.

Bespoke workshops can be arranged for groups and individuals. I work with artists, designers and photographers, as well as groups including Salcombe Art Club, the NHS Art for Life programme and the charity Headway.

"Thank you for another great workshop. I really love the books I made and my son has already put in an order for a new notebook. You are so patient and encouraging, so that everyone goes home with wonderful books." Julie

handmade sketchbooks by students

Colleges and universities

I have many years of experience as a visiting and associate lecturer, teaching bookbinding to art and design students at colleges and universities, including Falmouth University, Plymouth University, the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Exeter College.

I welcome invitations to teach in all settings, please contact me with any enquiries.

bookbinding studio set up for zoom tutorial

1 to 1 tutorials

For all those making books at home, 1 to 1 tutorials or mentoring sessions via Zoom are tailored to meet your needs and take place at a time to suit you.

Suitable both for beginners and for those who want to improve their skills or learn new ones.

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"It was a pleasure to learn from Megan. She is really generous with her advice from years of experience. I would recommend her to anyone - whether a bookbinder who wants to hone their skills, or a complete beginner." Abigail

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