Bookbinding Kits

My series of online bookbinding workshops share my passion for making books out of upcycled materials and aim to equip you with the skills to make unique and usable books around your kitchen table!

Each Bookbinding Kit (currently posting within the UK) comes complete with all the tools and materials you need, delivered straight to your door, plus exclusive access to video tutorials with step-by-step instructions and links to recommended suppliers.

If you are based outwith the UK and / or already have the tools & materials to hand, there is also the option to purchase access to my video tutorials without the kit, see below.

Read on for details of the bookbinding kits and online workshops currently available . . .


Bookbinding & Botanicals

Part foraging and plant identification, part mark-making and bookbinding – Bookbinding & Botanicals will inspire you to get back to nature and get creative, with lots of ideas on how to use a range of low-fi mark making techniques to create a bounty of beautiful books that can be used as nature journals, notebooks and/or sketchbooks.

Created to celebrate Children’s Art Week, this craft kit and video tutorial combo is suitable for children aged 8+, with assistance from an adult – a great family activity to do together in the summer holidays! Older children (11+) should be able to manage without assistance. And of course big kids i.e. adults are welcome to join in too – I regularly use these techniques in my adult only workshops and look forward to sharing some ideas for how you can apply them to create stunning results!

  • £30 for kit with tools, materials and video tutorials to make 3 books and a set of reusable botanical stamps (includes first class postage within the UK)
  • £20 for access to video tutorials only 

Click here for more information and to purchase.


Cyanotype & Bookbinding

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I’ve teamed up with Artist Kit Martin for this blue themed workshop, which shares techniques in cyanotype printing and bookbinding.

Kit will introduce the cyanotype process and guide you in creating a range of magical blue prints onto paper via a series of step-by-step videos. I will then show you how to make a hardback book with decorative triple chain stitch and a bundle of single chain stitch notebooks with the option to incorporate your prints into the cover and/or inside pages.

The videos can be accessed at any point and worked through at your own pace.

  • £70 for kit with tools, materials and video tutorials to make 4 A6 books * NOW SOLD OUT*
  • £45 for access to the video tutorials only, comes with materials kit list

Click here for more information and to purchase.


The Art of Journalling – kit, workshop and Zoom event 1 September

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I’m joining forces with Artist and Writer Julie Galante for this special workshop that combines bookbinding, journalling and creative writing. Kit includes everything you need to make an A5 refillable journal with the option to join a live journalling event on 1 September (morning or evening) to explore different approaches to journalling and get you started with your book.

£65for kit with tools, materials and video tutorials to make 1 A5 refillable journal and 4 booklets (includes first class postage within the UK)

Click here for more information and to purchase.


Ecoprint, Dye & Stitch: a collaborative workshop

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Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw and I are moving our popular collaborative Ecoprint and Bookbinding workshop online this October and we would love you to join us!

This is a great opportunity to learn the magical (and scientific) process of printing leaves onto paper and fabric using natural tanin in the leaves as well as some other key ingredients to give stunning results, including iron and Sapan Wood. Elisabeth will share her tried and tested techniques with you, allowing you to create your own set of beautiful leaf prints!

I will then show you how to transform a number of your prints into unique and usable books, including a fold book, Japanese Stab sample book and Nature Journal with decorative exposed binding – a great way to display your work and create one-of-a-kind books that make great personal journals, Artists Books and gifts.

The workshop will take place via Zoom on 10th and 24th October. You will receive a materials/tool kit prior to the first online workshop along with access to a series of pre-recorded bookbinding videos.

This online workshop and materials/tool kit combo costs £150 (+ Eventbrite booking fee) / if you are based outwith the UK you can buy access to the workshop, minus the kit, for £100. 

For more information and to book, see Elisabeth’s Eventbrite page here.


Gra-tea-tude Journal workshop

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I teamed up with Eteaket for a special Gra-tea-tude event on 22 May and put together a limited edition of Gra-tea-tude Journal kits to accompany this along with a free to watch video tutorial. My limited edition kits have now sold out but you may well already have what you need at home. Click here for a materials/tool list and to watch my free ‘how to’ videos.


Layered Cross Stitch Journal

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This eye-catching leather/pleather journal has a decorative cross stitch binding and nifty fastening to liven up your note taking. A great technique that makes for an eye-catching sketchbook or personal journal, with lots of opportunity to personalise.

  • £45 for kit with tools, materials and video tutorials to make 2 A6 books (includes first class postage within the UK)
  • £15 for access to the video tutorial only

Click here for more information and to purchase.


Coptic Binding

Get to grips with Coptic Binding and create a hardback A6 portrait and A7 landscape book with collaged cover and button / ribbon fastening. A decorative stitch that makes for a great sketchbook, Artists Book, photo album and/or memory book.

  • £45 for kit with tools, materials and video tutorials to make 2 books (includes first class postage within the UK)
  • £15 for access to the video tutorial only

Click here for more information and to purchase.


The Sketchbook Selection

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This kit includes all the tools, materials and know how you need to make 3 of my favourites – an accordion fold book, Japanese Stab Bound book and an exposed long stitch leather/pleather journal. Kit comes with Flat White Paper in a range of sizes, made from recycled coffee cups, which is great for watercolour, sketching and general note taking.

  • £65 (includes first class postage within the UK)
  • £25 for access to the video tutorials only

Click here for more information and to purchase.


*Please note: due to the current situation with Covid 19 I am only posting to the UK and limiting my trips to the post office to Monday and Thursday. I will include your kit in my next mail out with first class postage.