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Travellers’ Notebooks with Michelle Vandermeer

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create your own version of this modern classic, a soft-leather notebook holder with an elastic strap, filled with customisable book inserts and infinitely adaptable.  Your notebook inserts can be handstitched from interesting ‘found’ card and papers (such as salvaged vintage books, designer wallpaper, or handmade papers). Or you can bring your own existing commercial sketchbook/notebooks (ie. Moleskine cahiers) and make a matching leather cover to suit.  All materials are provided in the workshop, and you can choose from a selection of eco-friendly upcycled leathers, an assortment of different papers for the notebook’s pages, and a colourful range of waxed-linen threads to stitch the book inserts.  Ideal for complete beginners, as well as those who would like to expand their range of bookbinding techniques. You’ll be able to examine finished examples of a variety of Travellers’ Notebooks and draw inspiration from the variations and possibilities.  All tools and materials are provided as part of the workshop, but you are welcome and encouraged 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 if you want to use these in your book).  Comprehensive instructions and templates are also included, to enable you to continue making/adapting more travellers’ notebooks at home.

Time: 1pm to 5pm

Cost: $95 per person

Bookings essential:  email michelle@shelbyville.com.au or phone 0412 550 981


October 27
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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140 Weller Rd
TARRAGINDI, QLD 4121 Australia
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