Using mostly brown envelopes plus a selection of papers (old and new), you will create an A5 multi-section book with a sewn spine.

You will then create the cover using a patchwork of fabrics and/or papers on a ground made from an old woollen blanket. This will then be further decorated with machine and hand stitch, vintage trimmings and whatever else inspires you and is at hand.

The style of cover that you create will depend on your chosen materials – the same method of construction can make a huge range of styles. The end results can be floral and feminine, muted and masculine or bright and funky!

All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring some bits and pieces of your own – I will send you a list of suggestions on booking your place.

You will leave with a gorgeous, personal blank journal / sketchbook ready for whatever purpose you wish!