What we'll do
All day workshop in a beautiful rural setting Making Double Section handbound Books is a great introduction to the principles of bookbinding, and allows those with existing skills to continue to improve their work. You will learn or improve on existing beginning bookbinding techniques.. We will look the importance of paper grain and how to fold, sew, and cover your books to create useful and beautiful books using basic tools. Your afternoon of making includes all materials, including paper, board, various decorative papers, bookcloth, linen thread and adhesive to make your own uniquely designed books. Tools are provided for use on the day. Coffee, tea, biscuits , and a Wasted Kitchen Lunch are included. You’ll take away your unique handbound books, new skills, and the satisfaction and well-being that the investment of time into working creatively brings. We’ll meet at Monkshill Refectory, a wonderful converted barn with views out to sea across the Swale estuary, close to Whitstab...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Bindfulness was established 2018, and brought my work making handbound books and leading bookbinding workshops together. I have been an artist for my entire adult life, working in a wide range of materials, including mixed media, installation work, photography, videography. I completed my MA in Fine Art in 2009 followed by a Post Graduate teaching qualification in 2012. This structured learning greatly enhanced my workshop delivery skills, which has been my preferred way of teaching ever since. I have worked with Primary and Secondary Schools in Kent and Essex as an artist since 2009, devising creative activities that were responsive to both curriculum aims and participants ideas. Books have always featured in my work - passing on my fascination with the book is always a pleasure.
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• I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.
• Cancellation: If the workshop is fully booked and your place is rebooked before the start of the class, you will receive a 100% refund. Workshops cancelled due to Covid will be rescheduled.