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Create Your Own Journals
Create Your Own Journals

Wed, Sep 20



Create Your Own Journals

Celebrate the possibilities of the blank page. Create one-of-a-kind journals and keepsake books.

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Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 9:30 a.m. PDT – Oct 04, 2023, 12:30 p.m. PDT

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

Choose your own bookbinding adventure: register for all three workshops in the series to secure your place and save. Or, if you prefer, sign up for any of the individual workshops as described below. Each session is suitable for all levels, and all materials are included!

Four Book Medley  - September 20

Learn three basic structures: pamphlet stitch, stab binding and accordion assembly. We will create four unique projects using beautiful decorative papers, book board, sturdy card stock and heavier text papers. Come away with three notebooks and an accordion book, each completed in a decorative way. This session serves as a great introduction to bookbinding but is not required before taking the other sessions.

Coptic Stitched Journal  - September 27

The coptic stitched journal will be constructed from book boards covered with beautiful decorative paper and a book block with 128 pages of heavier text weight paper.  We will sew the book together using waxed linen thread and the historical coptic and kettle stitching, which are both beautiful and very strong.

Artist Journal  - October 4

This colourful 64-page journal is an enjoyable, straight-forward project to make. The covers are a heavy, but foldable, paper, and the inside pages are made from a large piece of light watercolour paper (Arches Text Wove) that will be already decorated on both sides with a colourful watercolour wash.  We will ‘tear’ down the large paper into a usable page size and sew the cover and pages together using a french lace sewing style.  The book, measuring 5” wide by 6 1/2” tall, is sturdy yet flexible, colourful and most rewarding to fill.  A decorative button or charm can be attached to the front cover.

Please bring the following tools for each session: a metal ruler, pencil, eraser, and scissors.

Optional tools to bring: cutting mat, exacto knife, awl, bone folder (instructor will bring if you don’t have these).


  • Register For All 3 Sessions

    Secure your place and save when you register for all three bookbinding sessions in the series.

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  • Sept 20 Session Only

    Four Book Medley Workshop

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  • Sept 27 Session Only

    Coptic Stitch Journal Workshop

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  • Oct 4 Session Only

    Artist Journal Workshop

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