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 11:00am.
Our leather is always changing based on availability. We sometimes have etching leather, and other times have leather with a finish which takes paint well.
We offer extra heavy white art paper, as well as "curious grey" smooth text paper. We have tea-stained pages to cover your sections as well.
Our medium journals are about 5.5" x 8.5"- great for journaling on-the-go! They have 5 sections (or signatures) with white, heavy weight art paper for text, drawing, sketching, collaging and more. Each section has tea-stained cover pages (made by The Witchery). Cost is $75.
Large journals are about 9" x 12" and deliciously thick! People have used them for grimoires, book of shadows, plant studies (pressing, drawing and documenting medicinal herbs) and more. They have 6 sections of white, heavy weight art paper, also covered with tea-stained pages. Cost is $150.
Your $10 covers your instruction and studio time. This is non-refundable and is required to hold your spot. It covers instruction by our staff, and up to 2 hours of studio time which includes use of our in-house stencils, etching templates, tracing film & the application of other decorative techniques. Add the price of your journal when finished.
Workshops run most days at 11:00am, We try to keep our workshops small (2-8 people). Class needs at least 2 people to run.
Bookbinding is geared towards teens and adults. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. Everyone sitting at the table must bind their own book. If you want to help your younger child bind a book and can still bind your own book, then great! Please note: our instructor will be busy helping everyone, and will not be able to focus specifically on your child. Please be ready to help your child. Thank you for understanding.
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, purchased locally. The Witchery also spends time tea-staining some of the pages, which will use to cover and divide your sections. Your pages are empty so you can use your journal however you wish.
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!
There are no refunds for late cancellations and "no-shows". Thank you for understanding.