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Leather Bound Bookbinding Workshop - Friday 30th August 2024

Leather Bound Bookbinding Workshop - Friday 30th August 2024

Learn how to make a beautifully bound journal or sketchbook in this Leather Bound Bookbinding Workshop.

This workshop is great for anyone who has an interest in bookbinding. Make it for yourself or someone else as a beautiful handmade gift. 

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Regular price £55.00 GBP
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Date and Time

10am - 3.30pm,


Lechlade Craft Barn, Orchard House South, Downington, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3DL

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Join guest tutor Kelly in the Craft Barn and make your own beautiful leather bound journal or sketchbook.

In this workshop you will:
- Learn how to understand paper grain
- Correctly fold and cut paper using traditional tools.
- Pick prepare and measure a piece of leather choosing different colours and thicknesses.
- Learn how to sew the book together (No glue here!) using the traditional medieval long-stitch technique, with stitches showing on the spine to add that extra bit of contrast and detail!
- Customise it how you would like with colourful contrast pages, secret envelope pouches. Or a handmade page marker. Finish the book with a choice of different methods using straps, buttons, studs or something a bit more adventurous!

All tools will be provided but if you have any of your own you would like to use please bring them along.
At the end of this workshop you will have a beautifully bound book as well as the skills and knowledge to create more at home.

Cost: £55 to include tea & coffee and all materials except the leather cover. Leather will be available to purchase from the tutor at an extra cost on the day of £8-£20 depending on the amount and quality of the leather used. If you have something yourself that you would like to use, please bring it along and we can check its suitability.

Bring: lunch and glasses if you wear them.

Cancellation deadline: 15th August

NOTE: the Craft Barn is accessed via external stone steps with handrails and unfortunately may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

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