Stapleford Granary

Course description

Creative Bookbinding and Paper Painting

with Derek Wood


Saturday 20th October 2018      10.00 -16.00   £50

Learn the basics of hand-bookbinding, and explore the creative possibilities of designing and making your own books, in this one-day workshop suitable for beginners.

We will begin by exploring ways of creating your own painted papers, using a variety of techniques such as coloured paste, crumpling, watercolour with salt, and wax resist. We will be then use these papers to create the cover of a photo album, which will be bound together using the exposed sewing technique.

All basic materials and equipment will be provided, and papers, boards and album leaves will be pre-cut to size, so there is minimal measuring required. At the end of the workshop you will have created your own decorative papers and a unique photo album to keep.

Please bring your own lunch.