I would like to start learning how to make leather journals. I really don't know where to start. More inside.
I need a hobby. Badly. I realized a while back that I would like to create something with my hands, and keep off the computer in my spare time. I bought a leather journal for my wife for a Valentine's gift a while back, and as I looked through all the various leather bound journals available, I thought that I could design a cooler leather journal than most of these people. So I'd like to get started learning. I'd like to learn the leatherworking and bookbinding skills first, then as I get more confident, I'd like to learn how to attach metal emblems and decorations to my journals, and eventually, how to make my own paper.
Any thoughts on where there are good tutorials for this? Not general leatherwork, but specifically for leather journal making/bookbinding? I'd like to find places that can walk a newbie through this process. The types of journals that I'm looking to create would be similar to Rogue Journals
, but I'd like to incorporate metal pieces into the journals as well.
Also, I'm really not that interested in making money at this, I just need to find a hobby that I can take joy in and work with, and where I have created something at the end of the day that's not on a computer. :)