The Sketchbook Selection

I share how to make 3 of my favourite bookbinding techniques – an Accordion Fold book, Japanese Stab Bound Book and an Exposed Long Stitch leather or pleather journal.

Either buy the kit and tutorials, which comes with all the tools, instruction and materials you need to make 3 books (plus a teabag and biscuits to fuel your creativity) or, if you already have the tools/materials to hand, buy the video tutorial on it’s own. Scroll down to see what’s included and place your order.

*If you want to check out my teaching style prior to making a purchase, see my free Gratitude Journal tutorial here.


Sketchbook Selection Kit & Tutorials

The kit comes with all materials and tools needed to make three books, including:

  • Flat White paper in a range of sizes, made from recycled coffee cups, great for watercolour, sketching and general note taking
  • A selection of decorative papers, including, old maps, wallpaper samples, patterned papers and envelope cuttings
  • a selection of white and coloured threads to bind your book
  • All the tools you need to continue your bookbinding journey (it’s an addictive craft!)

Upon purchasing a kit you will be sent exclusive access to an online video tutorial taking you step-by-step through the making process. This includes a bonus bonus video downloadable document which includes links to recommended suppliers, advice on sourcing tools and materials and information on how to scale up and down to make books of different sizes with the same bindings.


*Please note: the video link that accompanies this kit is password protected and can only be accessed by those who have made the purchase. Sharing the tutorial with third parties is forbidden and will result in you loosing access to this resource. If purchasing as a gift, please indicate and I will be in touch with details of how to access.

Postage: due to the current situation with Covid 19 I am currently only posting within the UK and am limiting my trips to the post office to Monday and Thursday each week. I will include your kit in my weekly mail out with first class postage.

PLEASE NOTE: I am away on holiday from 22-31 August with limited internet access. I  will not be sending out kits or links to access online classes during this time – you can still place your order but expect a little delay as I will send the link to your online workshop and kit on my return.


The Sketchbook Selection (LEATHER)

Bookbinding kit and video tutorial – includes tools, materials and tuition to make three books. Remnant leather included for the cover of Exposed Long Stitch journal, this will be a shade of brown. *You will also receive an invite to my monthly Bookbinding with Cass Zoom Classroom where you can ask questions, show off your handmade books and meet fellow bookbinding enthusiasts. Held on the last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm GMT.

£65.00

The Sketchbook Selection (PLEATHER)

Bookbinding kit and video tutorial – includes tools, materials and tuition to make three books. Faux leather / pleather included for the cover of Exposed Long Stitch journal, this will be a shade of brown. *You will also receive an invite to my monthly Bookbinding with Cass Zoom Classroom where you can ask questions, show off your handmade books and meet fellow bookbinding enthusiasts. Held on the last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm GMT.

£65.00


Sketchbook Selection Tutorials

Below is a list of tools and materials you will need to make an – A6 Exposed Long Stitch Journal, A5 Japanese Stab Bound Book, A7 Accordion Fold Book, as demonstrated in my video tutorials. If you already have most of these to hand, and/or are based outwith the UK, this may be a good option for you.

What you need:
– Bone folder
– Awl / Japanese Screw Punch
– Pencil
– Ruler
– Scissors / rotary cutter
– Bulldog clips
– Leather / pleather for cover – 34cm x 15.5cm
– Waxed bookbinding thread / embroidery thread and beeswax
– Bookbinding needle
– Cork tile / old magazine
– Cutting mat / chopping board
– Plain paper: for Exposed Long Stitch Journal – 24 sheets of A5 170gsm or similar / for Accordion Book – 1 sheet of A3 170gsm or similar, plus 1 sheet of A4 cut in half longways / for Japanese Stab Book – 10 sheets of A5 170gsm or similar
– Decorative papers i.e. old maps, wrapping paper, patterned paper etc.

Sketchbook Selection Video Tutorials

Access to a series of step-by-step videos that talk you through the process of making three of my favourite books – an Exposed Long Stitch Journal, Accordion Fold Book and Japanese stab Bound Book. A link to a password protected URL will be emailed to you upon making a purchase. Your confirmation email will also include a downloadable document with links to recommended suppliers, advice on sourcing tools and materials and information on how to scale up and down to make books of different sizes with the same binding. *You will also receive an invite to my monthly Bookbinding with Cass Zoom Classroom where you can ask questions, show off your handmade books and meet fellow bookbinding enthusiasts. Held on the last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm GMT.

£30.00