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An introduction to manual bookbinding. You will have the chance to learn basic techniques and make a personalised book.

Upcoming dates: 27 May 2017 – 28 May 2017
Timing: 10h – 13h
Price: 30 € (materials included)
Aimed at: for beginners with or without experience | 6 – 15 pessoas
Instructor: Daniel Mendes


  • – Introduction to manual bookbinding
  • – Japonese bookbinding
  • – Making of the final book, in your preferred style
  • – Personalised finishing touches: selection of materials for the cover, the colour of the thread or the cut


  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.
  • Group meals can also be ordered.

Accommodation not included, book now
Daniel Mendes

Daniel Mendes


On one hand we have Daniel Mendes, designer and passionate about excellence in design and skilfull craftsmanship. On the other we have OLIVA, an old sewing machine brought back to life. Both created the portuguese brand UM BARRA UM, producing limited editions of handcrafted notebooks, with carefully chosen details. With the perfect harmony between design, conception, product and tradition. Each notebook is something special.