Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Handmade Books

A Book in a Day
13th April. 10.00am-3.00pm

There's something really satisfying about making your very own, very special handmade book. For some reason handling it, turning the pages, using it all bring heartfelt pleasure, it's like a gift to yourself. 

This is the start of a series of one day bookmaking workshops which we will be offering this year, so if your interest is in exploring the different techniques then keep on checking our website. The sessions are not about traditional bookbinding, they are about making individual handcrafted creatively based books in all their many formats. Concertina books, star books, tunnel books, flag books to name a few but I digress lets get back to this the first workshop.

In this workshop, we will be learning about paper cutting techniques and combining them with simple bookmaking forms. You will explore using coloured backgrounds and open cutwork and also overlaying techniques. It doesn't matter whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience and wish to explore new ideas and approaches, just come along and have some fun. We will offer you something new to get your creative juices flowing. 

As usual all materials are provided so you don't have to search out any specialist stuff and the best bit is you will have a beautiful little handmade book to take home and love.


Beautiful miniature handmade books, above,  from the fantastic Elsa Mora.

Just a different idea from artist Helen Musselwhite.

1 comment:

  1. Love Helen Musselwhite's work! Should provide loads of inspiration on the day. Sadly, I won't be able to make that one


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