28 Hour Block Making Class

The skills taught on this course will give you the foundation you need to copy and design your own buckram blocks.
Design and make two buckram blocks to start your own working block library.

Learn how to:

  • Cut buckram on the bias.
  • Block buckram using 0.26 x 0.65 steel pins.
  • Take one copy of an existing block.
  • Make one block to your own design.
  • Make crowns and / or brims.
  • Wire and rope blocks.
  • Size blocks.
  • Tab out blocks.
  • Polish blocks.
  • Paint blocks.


About the class:


  • Tea and coffee available.
  • Students may bring a lunch or snack with them to every lesson.
  • Use of all blocks, cottons, needles, pins and stiffeners are included in the price.
    Bring your own notebook, scissors, thimble, apron.
    Students purchase all straws, felts, fabrics and canvas. See our page "
    What to bring on your first day"
  • Classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time.
  • No previous sewing skills required.
  • Classes are taught in small groups, 3 to 4 students maximum per class.
  • Classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere and students will work at their own pace.
  • What distinguishes these workshops from others found in London is the amount of one-to-one tuition given by Prudence


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Please note: To avoid lack of availability and disappointment, all classes must be reserved within six months from the date of booking. All courses must be completed within one year from the date of booking

Important - Please note: Under no circumstances are Prudence's blocks to be copied either in spartra , buckram or canvas . Nor are they to be reproduced in wood for personal or professional use. The blocks in the workroom are Prudence's own design and, therefore, remain intellectual property of Prudence. Prudence lets all students use these blocks for the purpose of study only.
Thank you for your understanding.