Nant Designs
Events, Exhibitions and Bookbinding Workshops
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Retail galleries stocking my work
Llantarnum Grange
Vine Street Studios, Grantham
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell
Gallery Gwyn, Aberaeron
White Chalk Gallery, Devizes
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff 
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
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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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.
Map Fold Books
Tuesday 2nd July 2-4.30pm
Intriguing books that fold out into large square pages from pentagonal covers. Opens into a sculptural form that could be decorated with pictures, text or patterns
Each book has 8 pages in coloured or white paper, ribbon ties for closure and hardcovers decorated with hand printed paper.
All tools and materials provided.
£25 per person
Coptic bound Journals with cloth covers
Tues 9th July 10.30-5pm
Books with coptic bindings lie flat on the table when open and so are great as sketchbooks . This looser style of binding will allow you to stick a few items onto the pages without stressing the spine. Create your own book with fabric covered hardcovers, choose a selection of signatures ( pages), you can combine watercolour, white cartridge and  lined papers to suit your needs in the same book and learn how to sew it all together.
Each completed book will measure approximately
15 x  21.5cm.
A choice of cover fabrics will be provided.
Full day  10.30-5pm
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poster for artsatceridwen summer exhibition