Thursday, November 07, 2013

Leather Journal Workshop

Last night I conducted a little workshop at Halifax's most wonderful stationery shop, Duly Noted. I took ten folks through the process of making a soft-cover leather journal with a simple long stitch binding. As you can see, busy hands:

And a rather lovely collection of journals! Most of the participants were completely new to the bookbinding process, and everyone still finished up with a great book.

The kind folks of Duly Noted even provided wine and cheese so it was an enjoyable evening all around. There are some other crafty workshops coming up soon at Duly Noted, so if you want to get in on the action making things and drinking wine at the same time... just let them know! Here's some info about the other workshops. Thanks to everyone who came and made books with me last night, it was great fun.


Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks for your lovely post, it is very inspiring!
Beautiful notebooks!

MyHandboundBooks said...

thanks :)

Unknown said...

nice and attractive blog with lots of relative information and images

Rachel Rivers said...

Hi Rhonda! I am a beginner bookbinder and would love to make some gift for friends and family this Christmas. I am looking for the most cost effective way to purchase leather for journals. Can you point me in the right direction?

MyHandboundBooks said...

Hmm, well there is no special way to buy leather cheaply. It's the same as any other material really. Look for a leather store locally, and see what's on sale. Or look on Ebay.