Make yourself the perfect sketchbook or journal, created with buttery-soft leather covers, your choice of papers inside, and hand-stitched using coloured thread using a fancy Criss-cross binding technique. The books we make in this workshop are approx A5 in size, and can include an optional elastic closure and/or bookcloth or paper lining to the inside of the leather.

Bring along your own mix of creative papers (drawing or watercolour paper, coloured or patterned papers, etc) or use something interesting from the variety supplied. Your personal selection of leather, papers, coloured thread, and decorative stitching pattern will be sure to create a very individual and unique book, just how you like it.

Ideal for complete beginners, as well as those who would like to expand their range of bookbinding techniques. You'll be able to examine a wide range of finished examples of Criss-cross sewn books, and draw inspiration from the variations and possibilities shown.

All tools and materials are provided as part of the workshop, but you are welcome to bring your own items from home (i.e. A3 cutting mat, a metal ruler, craft/Stanley knife, pencil, awl, bonefolder, and any sheets of fancy/coloured/found papers you'd like to use in the creation of your book)

Comprehensive instructions and templates are also included, to enable you to continue making more books at home.

Location: BVAC (Wellers Hill Arts Hub), 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi

Cost: $140 per person

Bookings essential:  email or txt/phone 0412 550 981

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