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A Journey into Bookbinding with Cass Barron

20th March 2023 at 10:30am 3:30pm

Join well-known Edinburgh based bookbinder Cass Barron for a day of creative bookbinding that will equip you with the skills to make two book structures – a great opportunity to try your hand at this wonderfully addictive craft and leave with a set of books that make for great sketchbooks, journals and personalised gifts!

Throughout the workshop she will share her passion for bookbinding and approach to transforming remnant materials into unique and usable books. This workshop is for a max of 8 people to ensure plenty of hands-on guidance – bookbinding beginners most welcome. The class is aimed at adults.

In the workshop you will make:

* An A6 leather or pleather book with exposed binding – an opportunity to experiment with different coloured threads and decorative stitches

* An A5 Japanese stab zig zag book – an eye-catching method of stitching single sheets together

Cass will take you through the process step by step with lots of ideas on how to personalise your books and add finishing touches. Following the workshop you will be given access to video tutorials for each of the binding techniques covered that you can use as a reminder should you want to make more at home – be warned, bookbinding is an addictive craft!

All materials are included in the cost of the workshop, which comprise of remnant leather/pleather, coloured threads, buttons, decorative and vintage papers, plus Cass’s go-to Flat White plain paper – made from recycled coffee cups, great for sketching, watercolour and general note-taking. In addition to this you are welcome to bring along any of your own materials to see how these can be worked into your books, such as old maps, artwork, test prints, wallpaper, wrapping paper etc.

All tools are provided with the option to purchase at the end of the workshop if you would like to take them.

To book, please contact tutor by clicking here

£65 Includes all materials, use of tools, tea and coffee
Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom
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