Letters to the Future – online workshop (no kit)


This letter and envelope themed workshop invites you to create a book of memories and letters to the future, resulting in a unique personal project or gift for a loved one.

This collaborative workshop with Artist & Writer Julie Galante was originally developed for Book Week Scotland and has resulted in some fabulous personalised books that celebrate the humble letter!

Via a series of online videos, tutorials, and writing prompts, Cass and Julie will lead you through the making process and provide you with writing guidance. We’ll discuss letter-writing as a means for communicating, storytelling, and processing our own thoughts. We’ll go through some writing exercises that explore themes of self-reflection, hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future, resulting in a hand-bound collection of uplifting, inspiring and poignant letters.

The book structure will involve making and decorating envelopes, stitching them together using an exposed French link stitch and adding a hard front and back cover – a great structure for storing your own writing as well as cards and letters you have received.

> A specially curated kit accompanies this workshop, this contains all the materials and optional tools to create your book, including – a range of recycled, vintage and decorative papers, stamps, and a few surprises… trust us when we say it will be a joy to open! Click here to purchase this workshop with a kit.

> Or carry on to purchase access to the Letters to the Future online tutorial and provide your own tools/materials – upon purchase you will be given access to a comprehensive Kit List, which includes measurements and links to recommended suppliers, see the materials kit list below for an overview of what you need.

What participants are saying about the Letters to the Future –

The attraction for me was the creative combination of writing and bookbinding. I loved it! It was a joy to explore the envelope book structure with Cass and then fill my fabulous creation with letters following Julie’s thoughtful prompts. I loved how the book and its content emerged together. I would totally recommend this course! – Rosemary

Materials/tools included in the kit…

  • Grey board
  • Selection of decorative and vintage papers
  • Split pins
  • Ribbon
  • Mix of paper/card
  • UHU glue
  • Thread
  • Stamps
  • Sealing wax
  • Tea and biscuits


  • Awl
  • Cork punch board
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or craft knife/stanley-knife/rotary cutter (whatever you prefer to work with) for cutting pape
  • Cutting mat or chopping board
  • There is also the option to incorporate paper, materials, bits & bobs from your own collection


You will receive an email upon purchase with a link and password to access this course and a comprehensive kit list to help you gather everything you need.
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