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If you love perusing the shelves, selecting a spine that speaks to you, settling in and cracking open an unread book, this workshop is for you. You’ll spend a full day learning to sew an A5 book to encase your favourite written work, guided by the talented Mitch Lackenby of Paperazzi Design Studio. Mitch will cover the importance of paper direction and grain, essential bookbinding tools and where to find them, and a comprehensive method and technique to create your very own hardcover, soft spine book.

Case- or edition-bound books are ideal for journals or notebooks and make great handmade gifts for the wordsmiths in your life. There will be plenty of decorative papers, ribbons and covers to customise your creation. This five-hour workshop for absolute beginners includes all materials and notes, and direct access to Mitch’s mind for seasoned papery guidance. Start the next chapter in your literary adventure and get some shelf-awareness: it’s bound to happen.

What you'll get

  • A comprehensive guide to creating your own hardcover books
  • One A5 hardcover book

what to bring

  • Just yourself!


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.