A relaxing, interesting and challenging leather book-cover making experience day, including surface personalisation and patterning.
Ideal for someone looking for something different, you'll spend the day at the authentic workshop of master craftsman Johny Todd in Stafford, UK, making a leather book cover/slip using leather working tools and techniques. Beginners are very welcome and excellent tuition in an inspiring and imersive environment will provide a fun and productive course.
The workshop is to make a re-usable leather book cover/slip to contain an hardback notebook, e.g. a sketchbook or diary. This session is not a bookbinding workshop and loose sheets of paper will not be able to used unless by specific prior arrangement.
The price(s) includes tuition and materials. During the session you will choose your leather from a range of colours, then design, decorate, measure, cut, stitch and make a book cover.
A basic hardback book insert with plain paper,vof the size selected with the order, is provided, but participants will have an opportunity to upgrade/purchase a different book insert size on the day. Alternatively, they can bring their own(size must match the workshop option selected).
Booking options are provided to make either an A6, an A5 or an A4 sized book cover.
At the end of the course participants will have a re-usable book cover (depends on option selected), but please be aware that competent leather working of this sort requires a level of skill only achieved through many hours of practice, so it may help to see the activity as a 'leather experience day', where in the short, intense amount of time allocated, we'll do our best to assist you in realising your book cover design.
COVID 19: Sadly our "Make you own" workshop program was effected by the Coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, but we hope to re-start hosting sessions during after 17th May 2021 - book now to get a space in our schedule when it restarts.
VALIDITY PERIOD: Voucher holders must book and redeem their place on the experience within 12 months of the order date.