Beginners Book Making

bookmaking workshop

If you have ever wanted to have a book that is special enough to hold the contents inside come along and learn some book making techniques. Create your own book for those special treasures, let them shine within a bespoke handcrafted home. In our beginners book making workshop you will learn all the skills you need!

Using beautiful papers a handmade book is a wonderful gift. For a creative soul it is the finishing touch, worthy of the work inside. Don’t think of yourself as a creative soul?  Every year Sarah, owner of Made and Making, enjoys making her very own photo albums to gift to the grandparents. Made from hand chosen papers and, designed with their recipient in mind, they totally treasured. Anyone can enjoy the making and gifting of a handmade book.

During this beginners book making workshop our tutor Jane will will guide you through the cutting, folding and simple sewing techniques to help you make 3 different styles of book.

You will start your book making journey learning how to make a simple pamphlet book, and then experiment with some Turkish folding, creating pockets for your treasures, before doing some simple sewing for Japanese stab binding. You will go home with 3 finished books and understanding of how to choose the best materials.

No previous experience is needed, another part of the joy of book making, as only simple tools and gorgeous handmade papers are used. All materials for this workshop are be supplied so you can just  turn up and start making. We’ll make sure you  go home with all the knowledge you need to recreate and explore this activity at home.





29 Jun 2024


9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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What you will need

All tools and materials are provided but if you do have your own craft knife please bring it along.


Drinks and biscuits will be available.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Jane Spedding
Jane Spedding

Jane is a lifelong crafter. Among other things, she’s tried her hand at stained glass, jewellery making, woodwork and is an enthusiastic crocheter. She has always enjoyed sewing since she was a child but about 10 years ago she found a passion for patchwork and quilting. Jane has completed a City & Guilds Certificate and then a Diploma in Design and craft and was nominated for a C& G Award for her Art Quilts. Some of Jane’s work is inspired by her previous career as a midwife. As well as Art Quilting Jane enjoys the creative freedom and process of making improv quilts. She discovered the joy of improv while making a quilt for her Mum’s birthday, and now she’s hooked! Jane lives in Brighton with her husband, youngest daughter and lots of animals including a Shih Tzu called Freddie, and a lovely little flock of Bantam Hens.

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