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Long Stitch Bookbinding Workshop


Learn the basics of Long Stitch bookbinding in a fun afternoon at The Smallprint Co! Join us for a two hour workshop in which you will learn the decorative binding craft of long stitch binding.

The session is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing and crafty afternoon with friends and family.

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Long Stitch Bookbinding Workshop

Please note that workshops are subject to cancellation during the current Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic. Email for more information.


Long Stitch Bookbinding Workshop: Discover this simple binding technique in this Long Stitch Bookbinding Workshop to create a journal, sketchbook or notebook with a recycled cover.

Long Stitch Binding is a simple decorative binding technique which allows you to open out the book completely flat, requires no glue and offers a really good binding strength. The technique involves sewing the signatures directly to the cover and is a great way of keeping your favourite recipes, hand written poems, or sketches in one place.

There are two types of long-stitch bookbinding methods and in this workshop, we will be punching holes into the cover and sewing through the holes. This method has been around since medieval times and is believed to have originated from Germany.

On the Day

Hannah will teach a small group the basics of a simple bookbinding technique – known as Long Stitch Binding – and how to make a simple recycled cover for your project.

After choosing a suitable recycled card, you will learn how to construct an A5 book, using the Long Stitch sewing technique to hold the pages and covers together.

Your decorative book will make the perfect journal or sketchbook, holding treasured sketches or written memories and at the end of the session you will be able to take away the skills and book that you have made.

All materials and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything!

Suitable for children also, 12 years upwards.


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Need To Know

  • £35 per person
  • Not suitable for under 12s
  • 2 hour workshop
  • All materials are supplied

If you’ve got any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Enjoy Your Stay

Tea and coffee is complimentary. We don’t provide food but you’re most welcome to bring refreshments with you. Refreshments can be enjoyed in the Creative Space or our little courtyard during the warmer months.

Making a special trip to Derby?

There are many fantastic local places to eat and stay so please get in touch for our recommendations!

Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t attend the workshop. Cancellations cannot be accepted within 24 hours of the workshop starting. Refunds cannot be issued within this timeframe however we will offer alternative dates for you to reschedule.

About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops on and off site and produces a range of popular greetings cards for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which shows work by printmakers and workshop attendees alike. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!


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