The Sketchbook Selection – online workshop (no kit)


Learn how to make 3 of my favourite book structures – an accordion fold book, Japanese stab bound book and an exposed long stitch leather or pleather journal. Scroll down for more information…

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A great introduction to the wonderfully satisfying (and addictive) craft of bookbinding! Each of the book structures covered in this workshop have their own unique qualities and make for great sketchbooks and journals.

In my video tutorials I walk you through the process of creating an A7 accordion fold book, A5 Japanese stab bound book and an A5 exposed long stitch leather or pleather journal, with lots of ideas on how to add personal touches to give your books their own individual character. Each book you make will be a different size, resulting in a varied collection of sketchbooks that you can return to again and again – a great personal project or gift for a sketching enthusiast.

How this course is taught?

This course is taught via a series of step-by-step video tutorials, 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 with the same binding. 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 revisit my videos for a reminder of the process whenever you need – I only ask that you please don’t share log in details with friends or third parties, doing so will result in you losing access.

This online workshop comes with a materials/tool list for you to source your own or take advantage of my accompanying materials/tool kit, details on what’s included below.

Materials/tools required…

You will be given access to a comprehensive materials 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 for book cover
  • Paper for book pages in a range of sizes, A5 and A3
  • Decorative papers
  • Waxed bookbinding thread
  • Awl
  • Cork punch board
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips x2
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Chopping board or cutting mat

> If you would prefer to receive a materials kit that contains everything you need, with leather/pleather and paper pre-cut to size and the option of a bookbinding toolkit – click here for more information and to purchase.

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 within 48 hours of purchase.

Weight 0.56 kg
Is this a gift?

Not a gift, YES – add a message at checkout


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