DIY Bookbinding: Rainbow Venetian Journal

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make a beautiful rainbow Venetian journal at home with this unique online class!


Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.8 (99)
5k+

2.5 hours Class size 5 to 20     label $140 - $190 ($140 for Class only, no box, $190 for Class and box)

How it works
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Looking for unique things to do at home? Begin your bookbinding journey with this hands-on virtual class and learn how to make a beautiful rainbow Venetian journal!

During this online class, you'll learn how to stitch and use coloured leather and waxed thread to create your wonderful, handmade journal.

Follow bookbinding expert Isabelle through the process step-by-step, and make a full leather wrap-around journal in no time!

Class outline:

  • 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 stitch techniques.
  • Work with different coloured leather and waxed thread.

At the end of this relaxing class, you'll have an incredible journal and the skills and confidence to continue your bookbinding journey!

Tool and materials options:
  • Option one:
A full materials pack couriered out to you. The cut-off date for a craft kit is three days before the workshop commences.
  • Option two:
Select individual premium tools or standard tools for purchase as necessary.

Please note:
Should you choose to gather your own tools and materials, please ensure that all tools and materials are on hand within easy reach during the workshop. You will be expected to have everything on the list or improvised at your own responsibility.


Knowledge required
  • This is workshop is aimed at anyone who is curious and interested in learning some bookbinding skills.
  • This is a technical workshop: No experience is 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 in your craft kit
  • A6 Book
  • 32 pieces A4 paper (long-grain) folded down to A6 (at least 110gsm)
  • One skin of veg tan leather at least 15.5cm (H) x 30cm (L) in size
  • White or coloured linen waxed thread
  • Needles
  • Awl
What you'll need
Tools you will need:
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper knife
  • Cutting mat
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (99)
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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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