Vine Binding – online workshop (no kit)


Master this botanical stitch, inspired by a leafy vine – an eye catching binding that features 3 signatures and a leather or pleather cover.

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This beauty of a book structure would make for a great gardening or nature journal, with lots of opportunity to personalise!

My step-by-step video tutorial covers how to prep your cover, create a stitch template, make up your signatures (including a pocket insert, because who doesn’t love a pocket!) and bind together, before finishing off with a nifty page divider and wind around fastening.

In my video I make an A7 sized book – my instructions cover how to scale up and down if you would like to experiment with the sizing – the dimension of paper you’d like to include in your book will be used to measure all the other elements i.e. the cover and thread.

*Also included is a bonus video on printing with leaves – a simple but effective technique for creating your own decorative papers that just requires an ink pad and some foraged leaves.

A comprehensive materials/tool list is provided with recommended suppliers so you can source everything you need – if you have dabbled in bookbinding before you will likely have most of what you need already.  Scroll down for an overview.

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 and advice on sourcing & prepping materials.

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.

Materials/tools required

You will be given access to a comprehensive materials/tool list with recommended suppliers 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 covers
  • Plain paper cut to size
  • Waxed thread
  • Twine for fastening
  • Bead for page divider/fastening
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Cork punch boarder old magazine
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips
  • Scissors
  • Japanese screw Punch with 1.5mm head for punching holes in cover / an awl will also work
  • Chopping board or cutting mat
  • Ink pad and leaves for printing paper

Delivery info

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




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