Jan 12 2021


18:30 - 20:45


£135 / £100

CANCELLED 5-Week Introduction to Book-Binding Course, Tuesday 12th January – 9th February 2021

Keen to learn something new and inject some creativity into your week? Join our resident bookbinder Cass of Bookbinding with Cass, for a 5-week Introduction to Upcycled Bookbinding course where you will learn a range of stitches and go home with a finished book or journal each week!

This 5-week course will be running every Tuesday, 6:30-8:45pm, from 12th January-9th February 2020, and will focus on a different bookbinding method each week using everyday, pre-loved materials.

Book your space now for £135 and receive a free bookbinding starter kit with everything you need to continue creating your own unique books at home.

You are welcome to bring along any decorative paper, postcards, photographs and bits & bobs you would like to incorporate into your books to give them a personal touch, or choose from the eclectic mix of materials provided. A bookbinding starter kit is included in the price so you will have your own awl, bone folder, needle and punch board.

Bookbinding newbies welcome! Cass will take you through the whole process step by step, resulting in a collection of hand-crafted books, which make for great personal journals, notebooks and sketchbooks as well as unique gifts – a great skill to learn!

What bookbinding techniques will you learn?

Exposed long stitch binding – create a sturdy leather or pleather covered journal with decorative exposed stitching and pencil holder
Accordion spine binding – transform scrap card into an accordion spine expandable book
Japanese stab binding – learn a number of methods for stitching single sheets of paper together using a decorative exposed stitch and create collage-d covers
V stitch binding – a more advanced decorative exposed binding with a leather or pleather cover and nifty fastening
Concertina fold book – from a single sheet of paper, create a multidimensional folded book, with hard covers and experiment with adding envelope pockets and stitching in booklets

This workshop will be taking place at the Edinburgh Remakery, 127 Leith Walk EH6 5JQ. We will be using our newly refurbished workshop space which allows for easy social distancing, whilst still creating a comfortable environment for this fun creative session.

More details of the measures we are taking to ensure your health, safety and comfort during your time with us will be emailed out to confirmed attendees the week before the workshop start date.



Concessionary Discount Information 

We are able to offer a maximum of two concession spaces per workshop which are available on a first come first serve basis. If they do not appear in the ticket selection section, they have already been sold. However, many of our workshops are repeated so please return to our main workshop page for more upcoming dates. Concession prices are applicable if you are a receiving benefits, unemployed, or over the age of 60. Proof of eligibility where possible will be required when attending the workshop.

Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

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