Handmade Bookbinding Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate



Join us for a lovely relaxing time making your own beautiful hardcover notebook.

You will use lovely patterned papers to make a hardbacked 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 it 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 your session:

Welcome with refreshments and meet your tutor Michaela.

Get started.

Introduction to materials and tools.

Select colours and learn the stitches.


Continue where you left off.

Finish and depart with your notebook.

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 Bookbinding works with drawn to handwork, 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 that 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. The minimum number is 4 otherwise the course will be rescheduled.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Amanda at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate
Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
LE14 3QG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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