Workshops 2020

It won’t come as much of a surprise to hear that I’ve decided to postpone all workshops for the time being until the progress of the Coronavirus situation is clarified. I don’t even feel that I can set any new dates at the moment. Students already booked on workshops should have received an email and deposit refund from me. 

I won’t be taking any new bookings but have left the course descriptions below so you can see some of the fascinating workshops that will be re-scheduled in due course. 

Take care of yourselves!

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I’m delighted to say that I’ll be teaching some new workshops here at Stone Creek Studio in 2020. If you would like to make a booking for any of these courses please make sure you read the ‘General Workshop Information’ page before you book. When a booking is made, it is assumed that you have read, understood and accepted that information. To complete the booking, please go to the Cart on the right hand side of the screen to checkout.

Please note that Books Galore 1 and Books Galore 2 are both standalone courses – they simply feature different book forms. So, you can come to either if you are a beginner or have some experience. 



Books Galore 2!

27-30 April 2020
4 days
Mon – Thurs

A Crown Book

Secret Belgian Binding

Long stitch wraparound journals

Drum Leaf Binding

This is a standalone workshop featuring different book forms to Books Galore 1, so suits beginners as well as those with some experience.

  • A blizzard book  – a folded book to contain business cards.
  • A crown book – a variation on the blizzard book with removable pages
  • The secret belgian binding – this gives a book which opens completely flat, and has a cover which will turn back on itself making it ideal for  sketchbooks. The cover pieces and the spine piece are woven together with a crisscross effect. The signatures are then sewn on to the weaving. Fascinating.
  • A long stitch binding where there is a wraparound cover and the signatures are sewn through the cover.
  • A Drum Leaf binding – this is a binding where each pair of pages is a spread with no stitching in the centre, making it a lovely way to display art work or photographs.This one will have a case binding (a hard back).

With a maximum of 5 students you’ll get lots of one to one support. This will be backed up with group demonstrations and detailed class notes.

The class will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £300

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Colour & cloth for book binders and textile artists

2 days
30-31 May 2020

If you’ve ever searched for cloth in just the right colour for a particular book or textile project or have wanted a cohesive colour scheme for a specific piece of work then this course could solve your problems. You’ll learn how to mix the colours you want – after a bit of practice – how to dye fabric in various ways, how to generate a colour scheme for a particular project and how to convert your dyed/printed fabric into book cloth. You’ll go home with a variety of fabric samples plus detailed instruction sheets covering the techniques used on the course.

You need no prior knowledge of colour mixing or dyeing – everything is taught from scratch.   All the techniques you learn here can be done comfortably at home and require no specialised equipment – most can be achieved with a bucket and some gloves! The dyes we use are cheap and easy to obtain.

If there is time at the end I’ll also do a demonstration of printing digital images on to fabric using a home inkjet printer.

With a maximum of 5 students you’ll get lots of one to one support. This will be backed up with group demonstrations and detailed class notes.

The class will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £150

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The Whole Shebang 2020

Five days
22 – 26 June 2020
Mon – Fri

Some images from last year’s course. Click on an image to see a bigger version.

by Marisa Almeida

by Janet Taylor

by Bill Jefferson

by Gwyneth Wilson

by Denise Brown

I’m delighted to say that we are running ‘The Whole Shebang’ again this year. Some of you may remember this from last year – well, it was so popular that we have all got together to do a repeat but with a new theme. 

Over the five days you will have four tutors, each bringing their own speciality to the mix. You will start by creating your own decorative printed fabric and converting it into book cloth, with me. You will then create a range of your own hand-marbled papers using traditional methods, with Jill Sellars, and then go on to learn how to make and print your own linocut illustrations, with Belinda Hazlerigg. You will then hand-sew your own unique book, with Glenn Malkin – a specially printed copy of ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll’ – illustrated with your own linocut prints. Finally you will bind your book and create a bespoke case for it, also with Glenn, using the book cloth and marbled paper you made earlier in the week.

So exciting! There will only be five places on this unique course so book early if you’d like to participate.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £450

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