We are SO excited to offer bookbinding at The Witchery! Bind your own leather journal for all your creative and magickal works!
First, we'll introduce you to the various tools used in long-stitch, leather wrap binding.
Next, you'll use our templates to prepare your signatures (pages) for binding.
After your pages are ready, you can start binding the paper to your leather wrap.
When finished, keep it rustic and simple, or explore some decorative techniques.
Finally, walk away with a deliciously thick, leather journal! Ready to start journaling? Fill your book with spells and incantations, herbal remedies, art, dreamwork, poetry- the possibilities are endless!
Weekends, May - October Added classes upon request for 3 or more people.
Bookbinding is by appointment only.
Total workshop cost is $75 for a medium Journal, $95 for a large journal. At the time of booking, a deposit is needed to secure your spot. This will be deducted from your total at the end of class. If you would rather pay in full, give us a call.
Your journal includes your choice of leather, heavy-weight paper for writing, illustrating or painting, metal pendant/charm, decorative book corners, in-store use of celtic and other stencils, in-store us of leather paint pens. Other supplies available for purchase.
Our workshops use the long-stitch bookbinding method, so the cover is a thick, soft leather wrap. We prefer this method; it does not involve glue or other toxic adhesives. Your book will also have refillable blank pages inside, which are great for writing, painting, drawing, collaging, you name it!
That is the plan! Workshops are about 2 hours. Some people work more slowly than others, so it depends on each individual. We recommend you start with some simple embellishments, then finish the details at home. You don't want to rush on your gorgeous, new journal!
Possibly. We prepare everything the night before, but if we have extra leather you may be able to switch sizes.
If it rains, or is too cold or windy, (wind and paper don't mix!) we will text you that morning. We encourage you to come by at your scheduled time to select your bookbinding materials to take and make at home or in your hotel room. We will have instructions ready for you. If you would rather get a refund, simply let us know.
Bookbinding is for older teens and adults only. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. Thank you for understanding.
Our seating is very limited. Everyone sitting at our table must make their own journal book.
In October, there are no refunds unless there is bad weather. Thank you for understanding.