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Cross Stitch Bookbinding with Cass Barron

22nd April 2023 at 10:30am 3:30pm

Join Cass Barron, Edinburgh based bookbinder for a day of creative bookbinding that will equip you with the skills to make 2 book structures featuring a decorative cross stitch – 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 gift

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. It is aimed at adults and suitable for over 18s

In the workshop you will make:

* An A6 leather or pleather book with exposed layered cross stitch binding – an opportunity to experiment with different coloured threads and decorative inside pages.

* A small A8 sized book with cross binding – a great way to repurpose offcuts and experience the joy of making mini books

I 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 my 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 materials are included in the course cost and 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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