Learn Bookbinding for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Start your bookbinding journey with this hands-on virtual class



3 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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Request 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 4-5 business days. 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 your new creative hobby? Get creative at home with this online bookbinding class for beginners with the wonderful Isabelle McGowan and learn the basics of creating gorgeous journals and diaries from scratch!

In this intensive online workshop, 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.

If you're looking for fun things to do at home why not try out Isabelle's intensive bookbinding class and get in touch with your creative side? Not only will you get the chance to meet like-minded people, in a relaxed and fun environment, but you'll also leave feeling confident in your new skills with a whole new bunch of books to use too!


Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 50 sheets paper (110gsm)
  • Linen Thread (thick and thin)
  • Awl
  • Needle
  • Bone Folder
  • Glue stick or PVA
  • Bookcloth
  • Decorated Paper
  • Book board
  • Leather
What you'll need
Tools you will need to provide yourself:
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • A paper cutting knife (straight-blade)
  • Cutting mat
  • Magazines for waste paper
Suitable for

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

Your teacher
 Isabelle Ting McGowan

Isabelle Ting McGowan

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The Owl & Lion Bindery is owned by Florence-trained bookbinder Isabelle Ting McGowan.

It was the first bookbinding establishment to open in the city of Edinburgh for decades, now based in Sydney.

Providing bespoke fine binding services, Isabelle also offers the largest program of bookbinding classes for all levels, as well as producing her own innovative range of hand-bound books.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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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.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


Emily H Oct 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Initially I was nervous to try this class as it's such a foreign type of craft for me but the teacher was beyond patient, guided us beautifully and I learnt so much about bookbinding (including some of each types of history and origins). The materials in the box were such high quality and the final products are beautiful, mistakes and all (in my opinion worth the higher price).

I'm also impressed with the fact that you leave the class with 3 books that are made to keep or gift.

My only feedback would be that at some times it was a little fast, but if you speak up the teacher gave time or repeated instructions to accomodate this.

Learn Bookbinding for Beginners review by Emily H Sydney

Matilda Hillam Oct 2021

69 ClassBento workshops attended • 37 reviews


Isabelle from Owl and Lion ran an absolutely fantastic introduction to beginners book binding, this is a fairly technical course but I couldn’t more strongly recommend it if you’re up for the challenge.

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