Weekly bookbinding classes

It’s great to get my weekly classes back up and running again – these usually take place in my studio in Edinburgh or in partnership with the Edinburgh Remakery but due to current circumstances, they are now happening online via Zoom live!

These weekly classes share my passion for making books with remnant materials such as leather offcuts, textile samples, recycled card, paper, beads & buttons, and are a great option if you are keen to explore a range of different bookbinding techniques and make in the company of others.

We will meet on Zoom each week, over 5 sessions, to construct our books and I will follow up each session with a video tutorial that takes you through the stitching part, so that you can pause, rewind and replay as works best for you.

There will also be an optional Facebook group to keep in touch and share your creations in between classes and a list of useful resources with recommendations on bookbinding suppliers, books, podcasts and useful links to inspire and inform your bookbinding journey.

The classes will cover how to incorporate materials from your own collection into your books to give them that personal touch, so whether you plan on making books for yourself or as gifts…the possibilities are endless. It is an addictive craft – you’ve been warned!

I currently have 2 weekly classes to choose from, both starting in March 2021…


Intro to Upcycled Bookbinding / Tuesday evenings, 6.30-8pm / 23 March-20 April

Run in partnership with the Edinburgh Remakery this popular course takes you through how to create 4 different book structures using an eclectic mix of remnant materials.

At the end of the course you will have a collection of books as pictured, which feature:

Zig Zag Japanese stab binding 
Exposed long stitch binding 
Accordion spine binding 
V stitch binding 

A materials kit is available which includes all the paper, card, glue, tape and thread you will need, plus an eclectic mix of remnant materials from the Remakery to incorporate into your books. 

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as folk who have dabbled in bookbinding before and want to learn more.

£110-£120 (plus booking fee) depending on kit option / more information and booking via the Edinburgh Remakery website


Upcycled Bookbinding – The Next Chapter / Thursday afternoons, 1.30-3.30pm / 25 March – 22 April

This series of classes builds on my ‘Intro to Upcycled Bookbinding’ course and shares 4 new exposed bindings…

This course is a good option if you have already dabbled in bookbinding or done one of my workshops before and want to try your hand at some more advanced techniques.

The book structures covered include:

Three strap buttonhole binding
Diamond exposed stitching
Hinged Japanese Stab book
Link stitch/chain stitch leather journal


A materials/tool kit is available that contains everything you need or you can choose to provide your own.

£105 – £130 depending on kit option  /  click here for more information and to book your place