The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery
127 Leith Walk, EH6 8NP


Sep 03 2019


18:30 - 20:45



5-Week Upcycled Book-Binding Course, 3rd September – 1st October 2019

Keen to learn something new this autumn and inject some creativity into your week? Join our resident bookbinder Cass of Bookbinding with Cass, for a 5-week 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 3rd September – 1st October 2019.

Book your space now for a discounted price of £120 (usually £135) and receive a free bookbinding starter kit with everything you need to continue creating your own unique books at home.

All materials will be provided, plus all-important tea and coffee to fuel your creativity. Please feel free bring along any decorative paper, postcards, photographs and bits & bobs you would like to incorporate into your book to give it that personal touch.

Bookbinding newbies welcome! We will take you through the whole process step by step, finishing with your own hand-crafted books to take home with you as the perfect gift – for you or someone else.

Dates and further details of all 5 workshops can be found below:

3rd September – Leather Cover Exposed Long-Stitch Book-binding
10th September – Concertina ‘Dos a Dos’ Book-binding
17th September – Japanese Stab Book-binding
24th September – Cross-stitch Leather Book-binding
1st October – Accordion Fold Book-binding

3rd September – Leather Cover Exposed Long-Stitch Book-Binding :

Create an upcycled leather or pleather covered A6 journal with a three-hole straight stitch in this creative book-binding workshop – makes for a great notebook or sketchbook. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of book-binding and how to incorporate decorative papers and experiment with a range of different fastening techniques to create your desired finish.

10th September – Concertina ‘Dos a Dos’ Book-binding

Create a three-section concertina book using recycled card and decorative papers in this workshop and learn a range of different straight stitches to finish it off. This is a really versatile book that can be used for all number of things – a notebook, sketchbook, or a journal. 

17th September – Japanese Stab Book-Binding

Learn a series of 4-hole decorative stitches to create a set of Japanese stab bound notebooks using decorative papers and materials. 

24th September – Cross-stitch Leather Book-Binding

Create a leather or pleather covered A6 journal with a beautiful decorative cross-stitch fastening. Incorporate your own choice of decorative papers and experiment with a range of different fastening techniques to create your own unique journal.

1st October – Accordion Fold Book-Binding

Learn some nifty paper-folding and binding techniques in this book-making workshop and create your own individual and personalised extendable fold-book with a decorative fabric cover.



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.

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.

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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