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Learn the art of bookbinding with our handcrafts short courses online from Sydney!

Are you keen to try out a new creative hobby? Join Isabelle for this Bookbinding for Beginners class and learn the basics of creating your own journals and diaries from scratch!

In this intensive class, you'll be guided by an industry professional, as you learn about and familiarise yourself with the materials and various bookbinding techniques such as sewing, cutting and assembling used in this craft practice. You'll then get the chance to unleash your creativity and design your own items from scratch.

Isabelle will teach you three different bookbinding techniques and you'll get to create your own Venetian journal, Japanese stab-binding book, and a pamphlet book.

This class is beginner-friendly, perfect for anyone looking to get into bookbinding. No prior experience necessary! The workshop does require a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Bookbinding Course for Beginners: Online, you will

  • be introduced to three different bookbinding techniques
  • learn and work with basic bookbinding tools and materials
  • create Venetian Wrap-around Journal
  • create a Japanese Stab-binding book
  • make a Pamphlet book

What will be covered in this online bookbinding course?

  • Learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice at home.
  • Use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.
  • Learn basic bookbinding skills.

Who is this online bookbinding course for?

  • This class is beginner-friendly, perfect for anyone looking to get into bookbinding.
  • No prior experience is necessary!
  • The course does require a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

Course venue

Online

  • This class will be held via the Zoom platform.
  • You will receive the login information on the day of your class via email.

Class materials

Bookbinding Starter Box

Please purchase the Bookbinding Starter kit for an additional fee at enrolment checkout - make sure we have your address and allow 3 to 5 working days for delivery.

The materials in the box include:

  • Bone Folder
  • Awl
  • Paper
  • Card
  • Leather
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • and more

Tools you will need to provide yourself

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • A paper cutting knife (straight-blade)
  • Cutting mat
  • Magazines for waste paper

What to prepare for class

  • Please ensure you have a web camera and stable internet connections
  • Please gather all materials and tools you need before class starts

Additional information

  • Closing date for booking is 3 days before the commencement of class.
  • The course does require a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Bookbinding Course for Beginners Level 1: Online

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Bookbinding Course for Beginners Level 1: Online

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