Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
11 Videos (1h 12m)
    • Hello and Welcome

      2:51
    • Why The Basics Matter

      5:10
    • Supplies

      7:05
    • Folding Paper

      6:47
    • Book 1: Accordion

      9:55
    • Book 2: Fold and Tear

      5:38
    • Book 3: Pamphlet Stitch

      15:45
    • Project 1: Landscapes or Timelines

      6:02
    • Project 2: A Photo Book

      5:54
    • Project 3: A Simple Journal

      4:05
    • Expanding Your Skills

      2:20
31 students are watching this class

About This Class

1c361685

Handmade journals are a wonderful way to enhance and enrich your creative practice. Whether you make a journal for writing or one for art, you’ll find that the process is so simple you’ll want to make these books over and over again.

In this course I share three simple book structures that all bookbinders should know in order to have a solid foundation on which to build. This class is a BASIC BEGINNER course that uses simple folding, gluing, and sewing techniques to create prototype books that can be used to practice and gain confidence in bookbinding.

83 of 83 students recommendSee All

Very creative, fun and informative
Kiala is an excellent teacher – I've dabbled in making my own journals before and I've learnt lots from this class. Thank you!
Sonya DIYart

Writer, doodler, DIY art school student

Excellent course. Had no idea what you could do with a simple piece of paper.
JEANNE WELCH

Retired, wanna be artist

1,078

Students

4

Projects

Kiala Givehand

Bookbinder • Storyteller • Mixed Media Artist

ONLINE CLASSES o INSTAGRAM o ONLINE SHOP o YOUTUBE o FACEBOOK

Hi! I'm Kiala Givehand, a book binder, mixed media art journaler, and happiness catalyst. I lead online classes, teach in-person workshops and retreats, and invent creative products to help inspire the most reluctant muse to come out and play.

Through my love for paper, fountain pens, art, and handmade books, I've been able to cultivate an artistic life that includes Book Art, poetry, lots of silly doodling and tons o...

See full profile