DIY Rainbow Venetian Journal

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make leather wrap journals with hand stitching at this online class



2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 15

label $160 (or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay)
How it works
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Book your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 1 day before class starts. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Join us for another series of weekly binding. Learn some seriously beautiful stitching design and create a small 'rainbow book' to add to your expanding library week-by-week.

Come for one day or attend all the sessions. Each session we'll focus on a different stitch, using a different colour leather and waxed thread.

Don't be deceived by the simplicity of these books. They are the gateway to accumulating knowledge of different types of sewing.

You'll learn to sew on a piece of thick brightly coloured Kangaroo leather, with a different creative bookbinding stitch.

Closing date for booking:
You can pick up a kit from the bindery up to 48 hours before class commences.
For those who want a kit sent to them, please note you need to book at least 5 days before class commences.

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

Refunds:
No refunds for Online workshops once commenced or when materials have been posted out. A Zoom link will be sent out to you a few days before. We'll start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness will not be accommodated.

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. For a first class, having attended beginner bookbinding previously is highly recommended.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
Materials in your box:
  • Paper
  • One skin of veg tan leather
  • Needles
  • Waxed linen thread
What you'll need
Tools you will need:
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Awl (absolutely necessary)
Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

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

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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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Kristine Hardy Oct 2021


A very interesting class at the right pace. Resulted in a useful and pretty journal.
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