Bookbinding Class: Decorative Stitched Journal

Learn how to create long stitch and link stitch leather journal


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

5.0 (3)

3 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $150


Create a gorgeous personalised journal in this relaxing bookbinding class in Sydney.

Never tried bookbinding before? No worries! This class is suitable for beginners and you're guaranteed to surprise yourself with what you can create with your hands.

During this class, beautiful decorative stitching will be sewn onto beautiful pieces of leather, creating a personal 'long stitch and link stitch' journal, which is great for drawing or writing.

At the end of the class, you will have made a gorgeous full leather journal, lined in decorative paper and sewn with a decorative stitch, to use at home or gift to a special someone.

This workshop is written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan © 2020, Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge required
This is a technical workshop. No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.
 
What you'll get
  • A beautiful full leather journal, lined in decorative paper and sewn with a decorative stitch.
  • All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits.
What to bring
Just yourselves!
 
Location

Owl & Lion, Precinct 75 - 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience

5.0 (3)

Isabelle offers the largest programme of bookbinding classes for all levels in Sydney. There are workshops covering every stage from beginner to those needing more expertise.

Her specialty is in Traditional Fine Binding and along with her degree in Fine Arts, she has a great interest in Artists Books and how that can be utilised as part of your visual language.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy. Isabelle taught the largest programme of bookbinding classes through her bindery the Owl and Lion, situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland. She also travels to teach all over the UK and Europe.

Isabelle relocated to Sydney in 2017. The Owl & Lion is a fully equip, professional Bindery at:
Suite 6.05, 75 Mary Street, St Peters. Contact her via the message button.


health_and_safety
Isabelle McGowan is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).

See additional precautions taken by your teacher   

Covid Update for 15th February 2021 -
The Bindery is registered as a Covid Safe Business through nsw.gov.au. Following Government regulations we implement the following measure:
Staff and visitors who are unwell will be told to stay home.
If you feel unwell, even at the last moment, do contct us and we shall arrange another class for you (evidence of a covid test could be requested).
We support distancing during class with ample workspace for each participant.
Students are assigned to specific work station and minimise movement will be encouraged between these stations, where reasonably practical.
Hand washing and hand sanitisers are provided throughout, along with individual towels to wipe and dry your hands.
Frequently used areas and equipment are cleaned frequently with disinfectant.
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