Make a Leather Journal/Artist's Sketchbook

Duration: One Day

Price: £70

Run by: Lynne Friel
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07908 961 229

22 Westhampnett Road
West Sussex
PO19 7HW

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About the Course

Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals. Great to whip out when you want to make notes, do a sketch, jot down a recipe or for special thoughts. The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. There will a maximum of four people and it is suitable for complete beginners.

Start by folding paper to make the sections for your book and then choose your cover from a range of up-cycled leather. The paper sections are sewn into the leather with a distinctive 'Long-Stitch' which gives the dramatic parallel lines on the spine. Use contrasting thread to exaggerate the lines or tone it down with matching thread. Each journal is unique.

In the morning you'll master the basic skills by making a simple A6 book. In the afternoon you'll make a larger (A5) journal with space for pens or pencils. There'll be lots of vintage buttons to rummage through or you may decide to close the book with a leather tie

Go home with two stunning up-cycled leather journals or sketchbooks - and the skills to make more.

If you want to give the workshop as a gift I can send an attractive small box with a zigzag personalised certificate and a bone folder wrapped in tissue for you to present. I can also run a private workshop for your group (£196 for up to 3 people for the day in Chichester). Please get in touch to talk these over.

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?

All materials are included. There will be a range of up-cycled leather to choose from with a good choice of browns and black. There'll be some coloured leather but I can't specify what as it depends what I've been able to source.

Paper provided but if you have a favourite please bring it with you (max size A4).

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and homemade cake are provided.

Want to review this course?

I cannot rate this course highly enough. Lynne is a superb teacher with so much patience and kindness when sharing her skills. We came away as promised with 2 journals each and we had an amazing memorable day that we are still talking about. If you want to learn something new then this course is wonderful. The cake added to the day as it was delicious and we were made to feel so very welcome. Just a truly remarkable day. Thank you Lynne

- - #13031

A thoroughly enjoyable day. Clear step by step process during which Lynne gives ample individual guidance and encouragement. Amazed to come away with two lovely journals and the confidence to go into production at home. Highly recommend.

- - #11928

A first class course. Really well thought through and organised with clear notes. Lovely to go away with a pair of leather bound sketch books - almost too good to use! Now to do it at home.

- - #11766

Lynne delivers a fantastic workshop using a clear and friendly approach.

Not only do you leave with two gorgeous, tactile, unique journals but you also learn adaptable techniques which will enable you to have a go at home!

- - #11727

Had a wonderful day learning new skills with the fantastic Lynne. She explained everything beautifully and in a simple to understand way. I was so thrilled to have actually made something to take home that looked professional and useful. Great value for money and great hospitality [especially the home-made cherry cake!].

- - #11285

A fantastic day. Lynne is an excellent teacher and the pace of the day is just right. Everything is available and each stage is well explained. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a go any a new craft. I can't sing Lynne's praises enough.

- - #11273

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Course Start Dates

Friday 13th April 2018
Thursday 31st May 2018
Saturday 7th July 2018

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