Workshops 2018/19

I’m delighted to say that I’ll be teaching some new workshops here at Stone Creek Studio in 2018/19. 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.

Colour & cloth for book binders and textile artists

2 days
3-4 November 2018
Sat-Sun

Colour mixing

Colour family

Colour family

Hand-dyed book cloth

Hand-dyed book cloth

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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Making books – Second instalment

2 days
24-25 November 2018
Sat-Sun

Twin needle coptic binding

Japanese stab binding

Perfect binding

This second foray into the world of books will cover three different book forms, each of which can incorporate a huge number of variations and formats.

  • The first is multi needle coptic binding. Although some of you may already be familiar with the single needle coptic binding which gives a lovely pattern across the exposed spine, the twin needle version of this gives a more stable structure and allows different coloured threads to be used on the same book.
  • Japanese stab binding is another open spine binding with a variety of beautiful stitch patterns. The covers for this were traditionally made from paper but this variation uses hard back covers covered in fabric, with a hinge to allow easy opening.
  • Learning the third method, perfect binding, will not only let you make books from cut sheets such as computer prints  but you’ll also have the basic skills to rebind/repair your favourite paperback books.

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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2019

Books Galore!

4 days
4-7 March 2019
Mon-Thurs

Accordion books

Accordion books

Coptic binding

Coptic binding

Japanese stab binding

Japanese stab binding

Perfect binding

Perfect binding

This course is a combination of Making Books – First Instalment and Second Instalment. So, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a variety of different book forms then this is for you.

We’ll start from first principles so that whatever you make will have a high quality finish. We will cover at least:

  • Understanding how to select suitable papers, boards and fabrics for making books and how to use simple book binding tools and techniques.
  • Creating a wraparound, paper covered, notebook with torn edge pages.
  • Folding an accurate accordion fold book and fitting easy end covers.
  • Stitching a single signature, hardback book. This will be covered in book cloth created from hand-dyed/printed fabric.
  • Stitching a multiple signature, open spine hardback book using the fascinating Coptic form of binding, again covered in hand-dyed/printed book cloth. We’ll use both the single needle and twin needle methods to give lovely patterns across the exposed spine.
  • Stitching at least one variation of Japanese stab binding. This is another open spine binding with a variety of beautiful stitch patterns. The covers for this were traditionally made from paper but this variation uses hard back covers covered in fabric, with a hinge to allow easy opening.
  • Learning the third method, perfect binding, will not only let you make books from cut sheets such as computer prints  but you’ll also have the basic skills to rebind/repair your favourite paperback books.

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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