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Events, Exhibitions and Bookbinding Workshops
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Retail galleries stocking my work
 
Llantarnum Grange
Vine Street Studios, Grantham
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell
Byre Gallery, Cornwall
Gallery Gwyn, Aberaeron
White Chalk Gallery, Devizes
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORKSHOPS
Bind your own Casebound Sketchbook
This inspiring course will give you an introduction to the art of Book Binding, in just one day you will learn all necessary techniques to create a beautiful volume to your own design.
 
Create a casebound A5 sketch or note book containing around 120 writing or drawing surfaces of good quality, acid free cartridge paper. The functional hardback covers will be decorated with a choice of Lewis & Wood wallpapers before the spine is reinforced and bound with a matching cloth binding. Finishing touches are place markers and endpapers.
Each completed book will measure approximately 21 x 16 x 3cm.
Come and join us for a day of creativity in our beautiful workshop space. Attendees will also enjoy a delicious lunch and afternoon tea and cake.
. All materials included.
. Lunch and refreshments included.
. Free parking on site.
. Please note the Top Floor can only be accessed via a flight of stairs. .
 
 
 
Postponed until later in the year
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Books with Buttonhole Binding
Saturday 22nd June
at
Creative Cwtsh , OrielBevan Jones Gallery
24 King Street , Camarthen. SA31 1BS
£50 including Materials
 
Spend a day making books with buttonhole binding.
This type of book exposes the signatures through the spine.
The signatures can be decorated  or left coloured before stitching the book together.
Start with an A6 simple version using a card cover and plain pages.Then make a second version with a hardback cover and a handprinted paper cover in a selection of designs. Inside there will be 70-90 excellent quality, acid free, cartridge pages.
The finished size will be approximately 15 x 21 x 3 cm.
 
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Sewn Boards Binding Sketchbook
Saturday 25th May 2024
 
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Age: Suitable for ages 16+
Cost: Non member - £80 | Friend / Member of the Guild - £72
(please quote friends subscription number when making booking in notes box)
 
Design and make your own sewn and glued hard cover book with a wrap around spine. This neat construction method creates a book that lays flat on the table when open, with a covered stitched spine.
 
Each A5 book will have 64 pages of 140 gsm artists quality, acid free, drawing paper with covers of handprinted papers, finished with a cloth spine.
Each completed book will measure approximately 15cm x  21.5cm.
 
No prior bookbinding experience is needed. All materials and equipment will be provided.
 
Venue : Craft in the Bay
Booking https://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk/workshops.html
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th
2pm-4pm
Make Mini Books with me!
 
On this workshop, you’ll make some adorable mini books in a box with Carole. Learn a variety of simple bookbinding techniques which you’ll be able to up-scale and re-use again and again. For the covers of the books you’ll be able to choose from a variety of Carole’s own designs and hand screen-printed papers.
 
Booking https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/craft-festival-wales