Layered Cross Stitch Bookbinding – online workshop (no kit)


Create two eye-catching A6 journals with a leather or pleather cover and a mix of plain & patterned papers, all bound together with an eyecatching decorative exposed stitch. Scroll down for more information…

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Create an eye-catching A6 journal with a leather or pleather (faux leather) cover and a mix of plain & patterned papers, all bound together with an eyecatching decorative exposed stitch.

These 48 page books make for great sketchbooks, journals and notebooks – a fun personal project or gift for someone special, with lot’s of opportunity to add your own personal touches!

My comprehensive video tutorials take you through the making process step by step and cover the main structure of your book as well as how to add a name badge, pencil holder and handy page divider.

How this course is taught?

Via a series of step-by-step video tutorials, which you can work through at your own pace. These are accompanied by a downloadable document with links to recommended suppliers, advice on sourcing & prepping materials and info on how to make books of different sizes should you want to make more – bookbinding is an addictive craft, you’ve been warned!

You will have continued access to my video tutorials via a password protected page on my website, which means you can re-watch and revisit this bookbinding project as and when you like for a reminder of the process – I only ask that you please don’t share log in details with friends or third parties, doing so will result in you loosing access.

 materials/tools required?

You will be given access to a comprehensive materials/tool list upon purchasing this workshop. Here is a brief overview of what you will need to give you an idea of what is required:

  • leather or pleather book cover, plus extra to make a fastening
  • Plain paper cut to size, A5
  • Decorative papers
  • Mix of white and coloured threads
  • Waxed bookbinding thread
  • Envelope to include in your book
  • Awl
  • Cork punch board
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips x2
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • A cutting mat or chopping board
If you would prefer to receive a materials kit that contains everything you need, including leather/pleather and paper pre-cut to size, with the option of a bookbinding toolkit, please get in touch so I can notify you when my next batch of kits will be released. 

Buying as a gift?

You can select to send this bookbinding workshop as a gift using the drop down at the top of this page. You will be given the option to enter a gift note at checkout.

Delivery info

Login details for this workshop will be emailed to you upon purchase.

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