We are SO excited to offer bookbinding at The Witchery in Salem! Book binding workshops run from May - October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am. You can also book a different day by contacting us.
The cost is $75 for a medium journal (about 5x7 inches). $95 for a large journal (about 9x12 inches). A deposit is needed at the time of your booking and will be deducted from your total at the end of class.
First you'll choose your leather, pages and stitching. Then we'll show you how to use the long stitch method to bind your pages to your leather cover. Finally, you can choose some stenciling or other decorative techniques to personalize your journal.
Personalize your journal with symbols and images, metal book corners, pendants, etc
Tea stained pages add a unique look to your journal. We provide you with a tea-stained paper cover for each journal section, and will discuss how to do your own tea-staining at home.
Gilding is the art of applying thin sheets of gold, silver or copper to a surface. It lends a richness to your leather and can be used for lettering, creating borders or filling in stencils. It takes time because it involves an adhesive, but if time permits, you can sample the gilding technique. We have gilding supplies for you to purchase and take with you, too.
Workshop materials include choice of leather, blank pages, choice of stitching, metal pendant or charm, in-store use of celtic and other stencils, in-store us of leather paint pens. Tracing film to create templates to go. Other supplies available for purchase.
Your pages are empty so you can use your journal however you wish.
We've cut and pierced holes in the leather for you. This involves hot tools and we want to keep everyone safe. You'll do all of the binding and embellishing.
Long stitch bookbinding has a thick, soft leather cover. We prefer the long stitch method because it does not involve glue or other adhesives. Your book will have refillable blank pages which are great for writing, drawing, collaging, you name it!
Bookbinding is for older teens and adults only. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. Thank you for understanding.
In October, there are no refunds unless there is bad weather. Thank you for understanding.