Stitch Your Own Journals
In Basic Bookbinding, you will learn how to bind 4 different types of journals. This course is great for beginners and will explain what tools you need to get started, plus options for using what you likely already have on hand. Each tutorial has step by step photos and written instructions so that it feels like a friend is sitting next to you, helping you through each stitch.
Vanessa has created a beautiful, simple and yet infinitely expandable set of four tutorials for you in this course that will help you create unique and personal books. With this course, you will be able to fulfil all your own creative needs and desires to create the perfect, custom book to store all of your beautiful art and precious thoughts in.
Whatever your inner artist needs to create, build yourself the perfect, hand bound book with this course to capture all of your beautiful art and precious words.
The projects in this class are suitable for children and adults, beginners and experienced art journalers who are ready to stop buying boring, run of the mill journals. The books you can create with these techniques are perfect for art journaling, writing, list making, idea catching, collaging, cutting, pasting and anything else you can imagine doing in your notebook.
There are no rules or standards you must follow when bookbinding. This class is simply a technique based course that will be your base for creating the perfect journal to suit your needs.
4 bookbinding stitching techniques
Stitches you will learn are: Pamphlet, Long, French and Coptic
Step by step photos and instructions for each stitch
Resources to continue learning more about bookbinding
Variations, ideas and suggestions to take each stitch further
Detailed bookbinding supply list
Bookbinding vocabulary glossary
Online community and support available at #basicbookbindingclass
Test drive a lesson for free!
Vanessa is an archaeologist and an artist. She has been binding books since 2012 when she discovered how much she loved choosing her own papers and putting them into a book. Her love for paper patterns and textures shines through in the books she makes, both for her use and for that of other artists. She loves to share what she has learned.