There seem to be a limited number of contemporary bookbinding workshops available, however, bookbinder Lori Sauer has improved the situation with BINDING re:DEFINED and yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day in Marden making a leather bound travel journal.
I was recently offered some leather, but as I hadn't previously used any I was hesitant to take it, fearing it would sit on a shelf in the Shed, unused. . .
Then, as luck would have it, I followed an on-line link and was reminded of Lori's workshops (I took part in one in April last year) and I noticed she was using leather, well, obviously it was meant to be. So, with 3 days to go I sent an email to see if I could be squeezed into her workshop, yes, one space left - so it was mine.
I'm so glad that the impromptu offer of leather scraps prompted me to take this workshop, I've learnt so much.