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Handmade Travel Journals

Newfane, United States

Experience hosted by Patty

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

First we will see what kind of book you wish to make by looking at some examples that I have made. Then we will start by learning how to handle and fold paper, make signatures and sew them into a book.

Once you have learned a few basic techniques, then you will decide what book structure you wish to make for your book project.

I will demonstrate each step of the book's construction, and then you will copy my example. Feel free to take photographs of the steps so you can make more books at home.

Once the structure is complete, you can choose from a variety of colored materials to creatively individualize your own book.

All materials and instructions are included. Bookbinding tools include sewing needles, X-acto knives, scissors and the board shear. Care and patience is needed to focus when using these sharp tools. Please consider this when signing up children to take this workshop.

I will always be available if you have any questions or need help.
Other things to note
Email me if you would like to meet at ANOTHER TIME or DATE for class, rather than those listed.

I am happy to answer any questions to make sure this will be a wonderful experience for you.
First we will see what kind of book you wish to make by looking at some examples that I have made. Then we will start by learning how to handle and fold paper, make signatures and sew them into a book.

Once you have learned a few basic techniques, then you will decide what book structure you wish to make for your book project.

I will demonstrate each step of the book's construction, and then you will copy my example. Feel f…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Materials and tools

Meet your host, Patty

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 8 Reviews
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Welcome to Still Water Bindery. I apprenticed in a small hand book bindery in London, UK 40 years ago and have been binding books ever since. I have taught students from pre-school through graduate college level. I love to teach and share my passions.

This workshop will use traditional bookbinding tools, and techniques that I have been perfecting for decades. Every workshop is new and exciting as I focus on what the individuals are interested in learning based on their skill level. No two classes are ever the same. We will work at your pace to complete a book.

Come make some art in Vermont!
Welcome to Still Water Bindery. I apprenticed in a small hand book bindery in London, UK 40 years ago and have been binding books ever since. I have taught students from pre-school through graduate college level. I love to teach and share my passions.

This workshop will use traditional bookbinding tools, and techniques that I have been perfecting for decades. Every workshop is new and exciting as I focus on what the individuals are interested in learning based on their skill level. N…
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Where you'll be

We will use Still Water Bindery for your bookbinding workshop. This is located in the back yard, a short walk from the house where you will park. Please note that I usually stand at the work bench while making books, so we usually stand for the whole workshop. If you need to sit during this workshop, there is a stool or a chair for you to use.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Sue
September 2019
Patty is a great teacher who clearly explained the process, walked me through the steps, and gave me choice of what I wanted to work on. I came home with a couple sweet little journals. I am going to make more of the journals myself and then I hope to go back and learn more techniques from Patty.
Patty is a great teacher who clearly explained the process, walked me through the steps, and gave me choice of what I wanted to work on. I came home with a couple sweet little jour…
Norman
September 2019
10/10. This experience was truly unique and fun. Patty is very friendly and passionate about what she does. Time flew by as she regaled us w entertaining stories and a jam-packed "lesson plan". There was never a dull moment and we were completely engaged. In addition, Patty carefully adjusts the pace of the lesson to your skill level, resulting in a challenging but relaxing experience. In the end, if you're lucky, maybe Skye will stop by and say hi!
10/10. This experience was truly unique and fun. Patty is very friendly and passionate about what she does. Time flew by as she regaled us w entertaining stories and a jam-packed "…
Steven
June 2019
Our bookbinding experience was awesome! Patty is an expert and extremely personable. I would recommend this experience if you are in Vermont! Sky the dog was a great pup too!
Danielle
November 2018
My mom and I decided to take a mother daughter weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of our every day life. We were looking for something to do that would be special and commemorative of our time here in Vermont. When we saw Patti’s book binding class, we instantly signed up. Patti is an incredibly patient, calming, good spirited, good humored, and positive person. The entire experience was wonderful. She supplied everything we possibly needed and encouraged us to use anything we wanted to decorate our creations. She explained everything step by step and gave us a brief introduction to book binding itself. We ended up staying a little longer than the class took because Patti made us feel right at home! It was so much fun and such a great experience, we would gladly take another class next time we come back!!
My mom and I decided to take a mother daughter weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of our every day life. We were looking for something to do that would be special and c…
Jody
October 2018
Patty is a beautiful soul, inside and out! Myself, my husband, and our 10 year old daughter attended her book binding class. She was informative, fun, and enjoyable! We created books as we shared stories about family, friends, and pets. We had so much fun! Making beautiful memories was our goal and Patty’s spirit guided us nicely! We had no idea how fun this could be and how much we would learn! We cannot wait to visit to attend other workshops!
Patty is a beautiful soul, inside and out! Myself, my husband, and our 10 year old daughter attended her book binding class. She was informative, fun, and enjoyable! We created boo…
Sondra
October 2018
I love books and am a crafter, so the idea of learning how make my own just sounded fun. Patty did a great job making this fun as well as educational. She gave good, clear instructions and answered all of the many technical questions I asked her patience and thoroughness. I learned a lot and had tons of fun.
I love books and am a crafter, so the idea of learning how make my own just sounded fun. Patty did a great job making this fun as well as educational. She gave good, clear instruct…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

If you have some special papers you wish to use for your book, please bring them along.

Wear clothing appropriate for making books and gluing papers. Bring an apron if you wish.