Handmade Bookbinding Notebook Making Workshop


Duration: Half Day 9.45am until 12.45pm

Price: £49

Run by: Helenka Brown
at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

01949 81393

Pastures Vineyard
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures
Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG

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About the Course

Join us for a lovely relaxing afternoon making your own beautiful hardcover notebook. You will use lovely patterned papers to make a handback cover for your notebook and then learn how to stitch together your book using Coptic stitching technique. This stitching technique allows the book to lay completely flat when open and is visible on the spine of the book, making an attractive feature.

Handmade by you, you can put your notebook to good use and you will treasure forever. Use as a journal, small photo album or a gift for a friend. This is an opportunity to be creative, time for you to relax and try something new all in the beautiful setting of Nottinghamshire finest wine estates.

Outline of afternoon

9.45 am Welcome with refreshments and meet your tutor Michaela.
Introduction to materials and tools.
Select colours and learn the stiches
11.15 pm Refreshments
Continue where you left off
12.45 pm Finish and depart with your notebook feeling relaxed

About Michaela Bere
Michaela, an exceptionally gifted and talented craftswomen who’s philosophy in life is to ‘live the life you image’. A Textile Artist who works mainly in Hand Embroidery and Book binding works with drawn to hand work, using few tools and follows in the footsteps of craftsmen and women who have been before her.

A Fashion Design Graduate, she now favours hand stitching over machine and uses her hand stitching to make embroidered jewellery, hand bound books and embroidered sketches which she sells online and in shops. An excellent teacher of the craft Michaela has run and taught workshops for 10 years along with weekly stitch club in Lincoln.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Please note – all materials and refreshments including a snack are provided. Nothing to remember to bring, just yourself, it couldn’t be easier! So book now. By the end of your session you will have made a lovely binded notebook.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th February 2019

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