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Leather Journal: Bound with Beauty

Saturday 8 June | 10am - 3pm

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Leather Journals bound with beauty. Workshop held in Auckland

Join Elise De Silva, for a fun day in our Leather Journal: Bound with Beauty workshop. Enjoy the art of crafting your very own leather-bound journal, all in a day. We will use a blend of new and upcycled materials so you create your own treasured keepsake journal.

This workshop is a crafting adventure and a small initiation into the realm of leatherwork. Elise will guide participants step by step through the whole process, so you take home your finished unique journal.

First you will carefully curate your own selection of materials. We’ll use beautiful leather to create the covers. Then move on to choosing a mix of upcycled papers, vintage fabrics, and charming embellishments. Elise will share her skills in the art of repurposing materials. Your journal will finish with recycled elegance and a lot of personal meaning ready to continue with additions.

This workshop is perfect for anyone including novices and experienced crafters. All you need is to be enthusiastic and keen to learn something new. You will develop essential crafting skills that can be transferred to other projects or used to design and create more journals to give to others.

Take this opportunity as freedom of a day to yourself. Let your creative juices flow and learn how to transform ordinary items into an extraordinary treasure to keep and use.

The format for the day is relaxed, organised and with structure. You will finish your beautifully constructed journal which will celebrate the beauty of repurposing. Your leather-bound junk journal will be filled with expression, pages of your interests and things close to your heart. It will be totally unique. Book your spot today and step into a world where creativity knows no bounds.


Leather, binding thread, new and upcycled paper, and paper embellishments.


Sharp craft knife
Ruler (preferably metal)
Cutting mat
Bone folder (not essential, but is helpful)
All paper for your journal is supplied, however, if you have an old calendar, or magazine or some themed paper you’d like to use as well, feel free to bring it also


Elise De Silva is a local artist, specialising in watercolours and landscapes. She loves plein-air painting and loves capturing beautiful sceneries.
In addition to this craft workshop, Elise teaches the following at UXBRIDGE
Intro to Watercolours (workshop)
Watercolour Travel Journalling (workshop)
Impressionist Watercolours (workshop)
Contemporary Watercolours (workshop)
To see more of Elise’s personal work, head to her website https://www.elisedesilvaart.com


June 8
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Studio 2
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

Elise De Silva

I’m a full-time, award winning artist and writer working out of my studio in Auckland. My favourite medium is watercolour, although I do occasionally work with oils and acrylics. I am always trying new techniques and have been challenging myself with adding more realism to my work. I am strongly drawn to dramatic light. I love painting boats and the beautiful reflections in the water. I want my art to evoke beauty and bring people joy and peace. I am President of…