Make your own hand bound hardback notebook at our online book binding workshop.
Join us for a special Saturday morning online workshop where you will learn how to make your own hand bound hardback notebook from the comfort of your own home – perfect to give as a gift or for your own enjoyment.
The workshop fee includes a book binding kit delivered to your door - it contains everything you will need on the day, except for a pair of scissors!
In this warm and relaxed workshop, you will be taken step by step through the stages of making your own hardback notebook using a traditional bookbinding technique. Book early so that we can post your kit to you.
We describe this workshop as suitable for comfortable crafters – there is a little sewing and some gluing.
You will be making an A6 sized hard back notebook filled with artist quality cartridge paper. The technique we use is the same traditional method we use at Crumps Barn Studio when we bind hand bound volumes of our printed books. First and foremost we are a publisher of memoir and poetry working from our studio in the Cotswolds - we love the tactile nature of beautifully made books.
More dates being added all the time. This course is being taught online using ZOOM. Please get in touch
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials will be delivered to you ahead of the Zoom event and are included in the cost of your workshop. Free delivery of your kit for UK residents*
Each participant will make their own hardback notebook to keep or to give as a gift (if you can bear to part with it).
*This workshop is available worldwide. Non-UK participants - please contact us for a personalised quote for the cost of postage to your area. You'll book your place as normal and we will invoice you for the top-up payment separately. Please get in touch.
A pair of scissors
Access to ZOOM for the duration of the workshop
No previous experience is required
**Book early so that we can post your kit to you**
This course is taught online
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2 hours (11:00am to 1:00pm)
The book binding kit was sent in advance of the workshop so there was no stress involved in preparing for the workshop. It was nice to hear that all the items were sourced locally. Lorna started the workshop by going through our kit so that we knew the names of all the items we were going to be using. Lorna was professional, patient and made everyone feel welcome. Lorna provided clear instructions and didn't hesitate to go over anything again. The workshop progressed at a good pace. I really enjoyed making the notebook, what a great way to start the weekend.
My daughter and I also did this workshop yesterday and we’re thrilled with the results. Lorna is such a lovely, positive and encouraging presence and a wonderful tutor. All the steps were very carefully explained and she was very willing to repeat or retrace a step of anyone needed it. It wasn’t t too difficult to achieve and the results were absolutely beautiful. Great fun and highly recommended!
I took part in this workshop yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. I would never have believed I could make such a gorgeous finished product in such a short 2 hour period, or that I could have learned so much in the process! Lorna was lovely and so helpful, and the atmosphere of the workshop was so warm and welcoming. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone with a crafty side!
What a brilliant course. I learnt so much in only 2 hours, very friendly knowledgeable tutor.
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thanks so much for joining us. Very glad you enjoyed the workshop ~ Crumps Barn Studio
I had such a lovely morning on this workshop. Lorna was brilliant and patient with me, especially as due to technical issues I joined alittle late to the session, but she caught me up to the rest of the group in no time! All the instructions were clear and easy to follow and I ended up with the most beautiful little notebook. I can't wait to make some more and gift them to loved ones :) Thank you ever so much Lorna
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for joining us ~ Crumps Barn Studio
Lorna was very accommodating for us to ensure we had a personal and one to one lesson. She arranged a time to suit us as the initial session was overbooked.
My daughter and I had a lovely experience with Crumps Barn Studio for her birthday.
Lorna made sure we had all the equipment and explained everything so patiently even when it took me ages to make the bookbinders knot!
Lorna is so knowledgeable and patient showing everything so clearly on the screen.
We now have two lovely notebooks which we are challenging each other to fill over the coming months with sketches and thoughts.
It has definitely started something
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thank you very much. It made me very happy to be able to make the workshop happen for you both! ~ Crumpa Barn Studio
I'm so happy I joined this workshop!
It was exactly what I was looking for, as a bookbinding beginner. We received the beautiful materials beforehand, and during the workshop the instructions were really clear, and our 'teacher' (Lorna) was really patient, helpful and nice. I was a bit nervous at the beginning, but she made me feel really comfortable (which is ideal for a calm and creative activity, such as this one!).
Very happy with it, I would join Crumps Barn Studio workshops again, and I definitely recommend them to others.
Very suitable for book lovers, notebook /stationery lovers, crafty, creative, curious people... or for anyone who enjoys new creative challenging but calm activities.
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thank you - so glad you enjoyed it! ~ Crumps Barn Studio
Lorna had sent everything we needed to make a book, which was marvellous. She took us through the steps very clearly and repeated anything we weren't quite sure about. It was a very informative and enjoyable 2 hours and I love my book. I am keen to make more!
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us ~ Crumps Barn Studio
This workshop was excellent. The kit required arrived in plenty of time, the instruction was clear and repeated as often as required for the tricky bits. I made a hard backed, cloth covered book of which I am very proud. Brilliant.
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thank you so much for joining us. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You made a fabulous book!
The kit had everything I needed and the course itself was very enjoyable. Taught at a good pace, and now I have a lovely notebook.
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thank you so much for taking part! ~ Crumps Barn Studio
My daughter and I totally enjoyed our 2 hour workshop, hand binding beautiful note books for the first time.
Everything we needed was supplied in a parcel, all lovingly presented.
The workshop was fun, easy to follow and informative, with traditional materials and methods being used, all clearly explained. We all worked together at a pace to ensure we all carried out the steps successfully.
There was lovely chat between the group, with a calm inclusive feel. It was great to be able to craft with others. Absolute bonus having a fantastic, professional finished product to boast and show off in the end.
I never thought about hand bounding a book and the process involved. To cover a book by hand is truly the best experience that any book lover would appreciate taking part in. This has been a great workshop and I totally recommend to others as a gift, to share crafting as I did with my daughter or as a treat for yourself.
We love our special note books and have started to fill them with our best writing, doodles, secrets and sketches!
Response from Crumps Barn Studio:Thank you for taking part in our online book binding workshop. So glad you are enjoying your new hand bound notebooks! ~ Crumps Barn Studio