Make your own hard-backed notebook and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands and/or slipcase class for a truly special project.
We work on a standard size of 120mm x 165mm and 200 pages so that all projects are uniform and can mix'n'match.
You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.
Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section
Week 2: Concertina Binding
Week 3: Hard Bound Journal
Week 4: Japanese Stab Stitch
Week 5: Lined Slipcase
These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability.
All materials are included in the fee and for this programme you will also be provided with the materials to do your 'homework' ;-) The class will be led by Helen.
Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.
Slight controversy over the title of this binding as the inventor (Anne Goy) wishes it to be known as CrissCross Binding but let's not split hairs or threads. This one is a beauty combining the best of western and Japanese bindings resulting in a closed but exposed spine which lies flat when open; a very versatile book that can be used as a journal, sketchbook or even photograph album.
This workshop is suitable for everyone whether you are a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique.
Helen and I are delighted to be running this class at the lovely new venue The Lodge Flower and Craft School in Hemingford Grey. Booking is now open on that site.
Learn how to make your own journal with a decoratively stitched leather or ‘washable paper’ spine, which includes space for an integral pencil or pen. This is a beautiful, interesting and versatile book structure that opens flat when in use.
There will be a variety of coloured threads and cover papers available to choose from including some locally made hand marbled paper.
This class will be taught by Helen and been designed by her.
We are delighted to announce a return to Stapleford Granary where we found the room is just perfect for our marbling/binding day - running water, drying racks and high benches for comfortable binding! Kate Brett from Payhembury Marbled Papers will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the morning when you will be able to design and produce your own 'marbles' and we will take some of that paper and have it dried, ready for you to produce a beautiful and versatile book structure in the afternoon. All materials and equipment will be available and to give you an idea of productivity, people made 20+ fabulous prints with plans for use - framed pictures and picture mounts, wrapping paper, book covering, card-making, boxes, lampshades and more.
It is very exciting to be running this Gardening/Travel Journal class at the lovely new Lodge Flower and Craft School in Hemingford Grey where booking is now open.
During this one day workshop you will learn to make a ‘washable paper’ binding (this is a vegetarian friendly leather alternative) and have the opportunity to construct your own refillable gardening or travel journal with papers, envelopes and pockets to suit you or it’s lucky recipient. Lots of appropriate cover papers will be available but if you have a special one in mind, please bring it along.
This workshop is suitable for everyone whether your a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique
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