DIY Bookbinding: Slotted Stitch Bound Art Diary

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make a slotted stitch bound art diary at home


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

4.9 (29)

1 hour Class size 1 to 30

label $90 (or 4 payments of $22.50 Afterpay)
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.

This binding belongs to a series of creative bookbinding lessons focused on texture and sewing. Get into the rhythm of making through weaving, stitching, cutting and slotting at home with this interactive online class.

Don't be deceived by the simplicity of these books. They are the gateway to accumulating knowledge of different types of sewing, how they come together, all the while making a solid structure that looks and feels good.

You will learn to sew one book with a slotted stitch technique and finish the book with a beautiful book cloth or marbled paper.

The closing date for booking for those requiring materials delivery in the Sydney Metro areas is four days before class commences.

This workshop booking is for one person only. Additional participants must book in individually, regardless of household arrangement or age.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2022 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Scalpel and blades ($20)
  • Board Cutter ($12)
  • Awl ($12)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This is a technical workshop. 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
  • Paper
  • Watercolour paper
  • Thread
  • PVA
  • Needle
  • Book cloth
  • Decorative paper

A full materials pack couriered out to you, free post (no tools except needles).
What you'll need
Tools you will need:
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • A paper cutting knife (straight-blade)
  • Cutting mat
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a unique gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

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

4.9 (29)

Make Books!

Isabelle McGowan is a Florence-trained Bookbinder working through her Bindery, the Owl & Lion. She specialises in Historical Repair and Restoration of Books, Fine Bindings and Traditional Gold Finishing.

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.

The original Owl and Lion Bindery was situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland.

In late 2017, Isabelle and the Owl and Lion Bindery relocated to Sydney, Australia.
Visit the Owl and Lion Bindery - we are a vibrant bindery based in the heart of Sydney.
We run the largest programme of bookbinding classes in Australia. If you want to learn to make books that folds, flaps and flips, or traditional books from scratch, we are the place to be!

This year we have programmed a series of exciting online workshops, with all things relating to the craft of bookbinding. Whether you want to expand on your crafting skills or start your bookbinding journey, we have something for you.

The Owl & Lion is now based in Sydney, Australia.
WE ARE LOCATED AT:
Suite 6.05
Precinct 75
75 Mary Street, St Peters

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