Make your Own Traveler’s Notebook
There are 3 different types of workshop, although both involve making your own Traveler.
- Make your own Travelers Notebook Classic and inserts
- Make your own Travelers Notebook Professional style
- Make your own Travelers Notebook Professional style with a tooled design
During these Workshop you will make a Traveler’s Notebook in the size of your choosing. Upon request you can choose to make either a folio style cover or a ringbound cover.
Make your own Travelers Notebook Classic and inserts
We will first dye the leather. After dyeing, the leather has to dry for a bit, before we can process it further. Which will give us time to have some lunch.
As soon as the leather is dry enough we will proceed with conditioning the leather, burnishing the edges and adding the elastics for the inserts.
After this we will make an insert and a File Folder with pen-loops for your Traveler’s Notebook. Your Travelers Notebook cover is now complete.
At the end of the workshop you will have a fully functional Classic style Traveler’s Notebook with 3 inserts. 1 workshop introduction notebook, 1 notebook you made yourselves and a handy file folder with pen-loops, to keep loose bits and pieces.
Make your own Travelers Notebook, Professional style
We will first dye the leather. After dyeing, the leather has to dry for a bit, before we can process it further. Which will give us time to practice making a sewing edge and punching the holes for stitching. We try to make a start with prepping the pockets before we stop to have some lunch.
As soon as the leather is dry enough we will proceed with conditioning the leather, burnishing the edges of the pockets and gluing them to the cover.
The leather for the notebook covers has been prepared beforehand. We punched the holes for stitching on the outside cover already. However the holes need to be punched through the pockets as well.
After this we can start sewing. This will probably take quite a while if you are not used to it. This is why the workshop time might be longer than the estimated 4 hours and why we do not offer notebook sizes over Regular size!!!
After sewing we can proceed with sanding and burnishing the edges, and adding the elastics, after which your notebook is finished.
At the end of the workshop you will have a fully functional Professional style Traveler’s Notebook with 1 inserts. (1 workshop introduction notebook)
Make your own Travelers Notebook Professional style with a tooled design
This workshop will take two days. The first day we will start with an introduction, during which you will learn how to tool and carve your design onto leather and further decorate it. If all goes well we will also dye our tooled leather notebook. We will start at 10 in the morning and want to finish by 5 in the afternoon.
The following day we will finish anything left from the day before and start prepping our notebooks for sewing. After sewing we will do all our final finishing steps and hope to have a finished and functional notebook by 5 in the afternoon.
Workshop Classic and inserts
We start at 11:00 o clock with coffee and a little introduction. Around 12:00 it’s time for lunch and a little break around 3 o clock. We aim to finish the workshop at 16:00. Total duration of the workshop would be ca. 4 hrs.
Workshop Professional style.
We start at 10:00 o clock with coffee and a little introduction. Around 12:00 it’s time for lunch and a little break around 3 o clock. We aim to finish the workshop at 17:00. Total duration of the workshop would be ca. 6 hrs.
However either workshop might take longer than stated here, this all depends on your skill level and experience. Don’t worry, we will not let you go home with an unfinished notebook.
Workshop Professional style with a tooled design
This 2 day workshop is new and therefore any of the timeframes mentioned are still in the trial phase. They are a calculated guestimate… Therefore a schedule for this workshop is not yet available.
We aim to start each day at 10 and hope to finish by 5.
The workshop will be in Dutch and so is the lesson material.
The workshop can be held in English if so requested and English lesson material will be provided.
I speak a little German and understand it very well. I can make the lesson material available in German upon request.
COST OF THE WORKSHOP
- The Classic workshop is €40 (excluded Lunch and Material, incl. 21% VAT)
- The Professional Style workshop is €50 ( (excluded Lunch and Material, incl. 21% VAT)
- The Tooling workshop is €100 (excluded Lunch and material, inc. 21% VAT) Material cost is the same as for the Professional workshop
Price for materials will depend on the size you choose:
|price incl 21% VAT||Classic style||Professional style|
|B6 Slim TN||€29.80||€46.40|
|B6 JIS TN||€32.20||€50.60|
We will cut the TN to size up front and do any edge prepping and prepping for sewing, this will save time on the day.
If you like a specific color, please let me know at least 2 weeks before the Workshop date, so I can arrange that this color is available.
The next planned dates for the workshops are, Saturday:
- 16 May 2020, FT Studio Lelystad, Workshop Professional
- 20 May, 2020, FT Studio Lelystad, Workshop Professional
- 30-31 May, 2020, FT Studio Lelystad, Workshop Tooling
- 6-7 June, 2020, FT Studio Lelystad, Workshop Tooling
For these dates I created Facebook events, where you can reserve a spot. Once the date draws nearer I will make a messenger group and share all the necessary links and information to the people that reserved a spot.
Other dates are possible, if you want to plan a workshop for a group of people. Please contact me for further information.
- There is a limit of 6 people per workshop in our studio in Lelystad
- There’s a limit of 12 people at Pulles Shoes in Utrecht
- Planned workshops will only proceed when there are minimal 3 (studio Lelystad) or 8 (Pulles Shoes Utrecht) participants. Cancellation and refund of the workshop due to this, will be communicated a week before the workshop date.
WHERE IS IT
The workshop is either in the Falcon Travelers Studio, Lelystad, the Netherlands, or at Pulles Shoes in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
If you come from far, by car or by train, there are several excellent Bed and Breakfast establishments available nearby and a pick-up/drop-off service is available to pick you up. Please contact us for further information.