28th - 29th NOV 2020

Create your own Medieval style long stitch notebook with Shelagh McCarthy

Sunday 29th, 4pm

Shelagh is a printmaker, bookbinder and freelance creative-educator.

In this workshop, you will make a version of a medieval-style long stitch binding with a paper cover. The long stitch is a beautiful, versatile, binding. Once you know the sewing method, you may like to use an alternative to paper as a cover, for example leather, vinyl or cloth. It's the perfect unique handmade Christmas gift!

This workshop is for adults, but if you'd like to find out how to make a mini medieval book as a family, click here!

Ticket no longer available - hopefully you can join us next year!

For this hands-on creative workshop you will need to have the following tools and materials:

  • 16 sheets of A4 cartridge (sketchpad paper)  140 - 160 gsm
  • Linen Button thread or embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl (or small nail and hammer)
  • Bulldog clip or clothes peg


Suitable for beginners, 18+.

Workshop lasts 1.5 hours.