Bookbinding & Botanicals

This Bookbinding & Botanicals workshops series covers how to make a set of reusable botanical stamps and shares 3 book projects that incorporate your own hand-printed papers –

  • Japanese Stab twig book – stitch a series of single sheets together with a twig spine and use your stamps to decorate the front and back cover.
  • Cut and fold book – create some effective wax leaf rubbings, combine with your botanical stamps and make a no-stitch book with fold out leaf prints.
  • Pressed leaf notebook – make a collaged book cover with pressed leaves and leaf cut outs, stitch together with a pamphlet stitch and add a wind round fastening.

Scroll through gallery below to see examples of the books and printing techniques covered in this workshop.

This workshop is a great excuse to get out in nature, forage some leaves and be inspired by what’s growing on your doorstep! The botanical stamps I show you how to make in this workshop can be reused again and again to make everything from decorative paper to artwork, cards and wrapping paper – it’s a great technique that gives impressive results. The books themselves make for lovely personalised gifts too!

My series of video instructions take you through the making process step-by-step and you will have continued access, meaning that you can work through the 3 bookbinding projects at your own pace and revisit for a reminder of the technique when needed. Access to these is via a password protected page on my website, login details will be sent within 48 hours of purchase.

This workshop is open to adults & children (with some supervision, especially when it comes to using the pointy tools) and can be a great thing to do together!

Limited edition kits

I have created a limited edition of kits to accompany this workshop which include everything you need to make a set of reusable botanical stamps and 2 of each of the books mentioned above. This includes foam sheeting, glue stick, ink pad, crayons, paper cut to size, book film, card, decorative papers and some tea & biscuits to fuel your creativity! There is the option to purchase with or without bookbinding tools depending what you already have to hand. Just add some leaves, a twig, scissors and a cutting mat or chopping board.

*Please note: I am only posting these kits to the UK as I have very limited stock – next postal date = Monday 26 July.

Or purchase access to the tutorials only and source your own materials using this Kit List download.


Bookbinding & Botanicals – full kit – UK postage

Everything you need to make a set of reusable stamps and 6 books, plus a bookbinding toolkit which includes an awl, bonefolder, bookbinding needle, cork punch board, clips, ruler, pencil and kit bag that can be used for other bookbinding projects. Includes postage. Access to video tutorials will be sent within 48 hours of purchase.

£42.00

Bookbinding & Botanicals – Materials, no tools – UK postage

Includes everything outlineds above, minus the bookbinding tools – a good option if you already have the bookbinding tools outlined above. Includes postage. Access to video tutorials will be sent within 48 hours of purchase.

£35.00

Bookbinding & Botanicals – access to tutorials

Access to my video tutorials, no kit. Login details will be sent within 48 hours of purchase.

£20.00