Bookbinding is an exciting and ancient craft! Our long-stitch bookbinding workshops let you create a personalized, refillable journal for all your creative and magickal works! Cost of your workshop Includes etching leather, mixed media paper, leather binding cord, deerskin lace with charm for closure, metal book corners, tea-stained cover pages (when available).
Our leather is always changing based on availability, but we do have a steady flow of "pull-up" or etching leather. This allows you to create symbols and images by stenciling onto your journal when finished. The Witchery has several stencils available, but feel free to bring your own as well!
Small journals (front right & front center) are approximately 4.5" x 5.5" with 160 pages. They have 5 sections (with tea-stained cover pages when available). Cost is $69 (includes workshop fee).
Our medium journals are about 5.5" x 9" with 240 pages of heavy weight, mixed media paper. They have 5 sections, perfect for writing, drawing, sketching, collaging and more. Cost is $89 (includes workshop fee).
Large journals are deliciously thick, and measure about 9" x 12". They have 6 sections- 288 pages of heavy weight, mixed media paper. with tea-stained cover pages (when available). Great for for grimoires, spell books, book of shadows, art journals, herbal studies, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. Cost is $139 (includes workshop fee).
The Witchery offers bookbinding take-home kits for those who do not have time for a workshop. (Prices are: small: $59, medium: $79, large: $129). We have an online video tutorial & written instructions to guide you along. Comes with: your choice of leather, heavy-weight, mixed media paper, tea-stained cover pages (when available) awl, deerskin lace & charm for closure. Stop by our store to hand-select your materials, or purchase a kit HERE.
We have two price-points for our bookbinding journals.
WORKSHOPS (includes $10 workshop fee)
$50 is your initial payment (plus $3.12 non-refundable sales tax) This is needed to secure a spot at our workshop. We will deduct $50 from the total cost of your journal when finished. (please note: we do not keep your card on file. Be ready to pay the remaining balance).
Workshops run most days usually 4pm-6pm (in October, from 6pm - 8pm). The first half is spent binding your journal, the second half is spent personalizing your journal by etching symbols and creating designs that hold meaning for you.
No. Because our shop is small, you can only stay if you are binding a journal.
Bookbinding is for people ages 13+. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. If you have a younger child, consider getting them a bookbinding kit to take and make at their own pace. Stop by our store, or purchase one online. 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 mixed media paper. 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.