Bookbinding is an exciting and ancient craft! Our long-stitch bookbinding workshops give you 2 hours of studio time and instruction by our knowledgable staff. They run most days at 10:30am. Call to book a different time. (Except in October).
Our leather is always changing based on availability, but we do have a steady flow of "pull-up" etching leather- from "sumatra" to "blood red" to 'steel" and more!
Our medium journals are about 5.5" x 8.5"- They have 5 sections, each with a tea-stained cover page, with 240 pages of heavy weight art or curious grey text paper. Perfect for writing, drawing, sketching, collaging and more. Medium journals are great for journaling on-the-go! Cost is $79 (includes all materials, instruction and studio time).
Large journals are about 9" x 12" and deliciously thick! They have 288 pages of heavy weight art & text paper, with 6 sections each with a tea-stained cover page. People have used them for grimoires, spell books, book of shadows, art journals, herbal studies and more. Cost is $159 (includes all materials, instruction and studio time).
Small journals are available as a kit-to-go (no workshops for small journals). They vary in size, but are approximately 4.5" x 8.5" with 160 pages. They have 5 sections with tea-stained cover pages. Cost is $59.
Yes! $50 is your deposit (plus $3.12 non-refundable sales tax) This is needed to secure a spot at our workshop. We will deduct $50 from your journal when finished.
No. Because our shop is small, you can only stay if you are binding a journal. If your friend/family doesn't want to make a journal, we suggest they check out the many shops and restaurants on Pickering Wharf while you craft. The only exception is if you are the only one signed up for the class. Thank you so much for understanding!
Price includes instruction/studio time & all materials. We also offer small journals to take and make at home. These are $59 and can be purchased online or in our store.
Workshops run most days at 10:30am, We try to keep our workshops small (about 2-8 people).
Bookbinding is for people ages 13+. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. If you have a younger child, consider having them stop by to purchase a bookbinding kit to take and make at their own pace. Thank you for understanding.
Long stitch bookbinding has a soft leather cover, usually about 1.5-2mm's thick. 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, you name it!
We created holes in your leather for you, as this involves a lot of hammering and we have neighbors above us. You'll do all of the bookbinding and embellishing!
We use white, heavy weight art/text paper, and medium journals may have the option of "curious grey" text paper when available. Your pages are empty so you can use your journal however you wish.
You must cancel within 24 hours to get a refund. There are no refunds for late cancellations and "no-shows". Thank you for understanding.