The Lonely Arts Club: Make a Valentine's Sketchbook

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Meet new like-minded crafters and create a 'string of hearts' Japanese stab binding design


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

4.9 (13)

1 hour Class size 1 to 15

label $80 (or 4 payments of $20 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 of class commencement. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Bond with fellow crafters virtually and meet new mates (or a prospective new date!) with this live online book binding class! This is a special creative class part of The Lonely Arts Club series, a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

The Lonely Arts Club is designed to allow you to connect and meet new like-minded individuals in a safe, casual and creative way. This live streaming class will have you chatting and crafting the evening away, before finishing up with your own Valentine's sketchbook.

This online class is perfect for solo avid crafters and focuses on core skills that are fundamental to bookbinding. Further your skills and build confidence in sewing beautiful decorative stitches with this useful class.

While learning to measure and mark out with precision, create one perfect Japanese stab binding book with a 'String of Hearts' design right in time for Valentine's Day!

A full materials pack will be couriered out to you (no tools except needles). In order to allow time for your kit to ship, the closing date for booking is seven days before the class commences.

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

Refunds:
There are no refunds for online workshops once commenced. A Zoom link will be sent out to you a few days before. We will start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness will not be accommodated.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.


Add-ons available for this class
  • Bone Folder ($12)
  • Scalpel and blades ($20)
  • Board Cutter ($12)
  • Awl ($12)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Suitable for those with craft skills.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Paper
  • Decorative paper
  • Book cloth
  • Linen thread
  • Needles
What you'll need
  • Needle
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl (absolutely necessary)
  • A paper cutting knife (straight-blade)
  • Cutting mat
  • Magazines for waste paper
Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

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

4.9 (13)

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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This class is new, and this teacher has 13 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

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