Better together – Collaborative workshops with Bookbinding with Cass

“Cass and Elisabeth are just so nice and kind to be around, They create a nice atmosphere !”

“I loved unrolling the bundles…”

“The skills are enthousiastically shared” 

 

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2018 is the year of collaboration because “we work better together” and Cassandra Barron and me will be running a number of workshops “Printing – Folding and Stitching”. Those workshops will be a celebration of creativity during which we will Eco print, Stencil, Print before hand stitching some wonderful unique books… I hope you will join us in this wonderful Festival of cooperation and come to spend some quality time to create beautiful things…

Our next workshops will be :

27 January 2018 – “Print, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop @ The Granton Hub SOLD OUT

16th February 2018 – “Print, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in Eco-Printing and Bookbinding.  SOLD OUT

23rd March – “Stencil, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in stencilling Mackintosh designs, stitch them and make a book  booking

25th May – “Bookbinding at the Botanics” in Glasgow a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in Eco Printing designs, stitch them and make a book booking

 

We ran a first “Print, Fold and Stitch” workshop at the Granton Hub in Edinburgh in January 2018, some very inspired crafters spent a day creating some coptic stitched books after Eco printing up-cycled papers. It was a glorious day.

We learned all about Eco-printing using fresh leaves and rehydrated leaves from last autumn using Iron water and steam. Different recycled papers (Music sheets, old greek manuals and hand made paper) as well as watercolour card and felted wool were printed to the great joy of the participants. Eco-printing is a magical process forever repeated with different results. Opening the steamed bundles always create a lot of oh! and ahs ! Acer tree leaves and Cotoneaster with their deep aubergine colours and Eucalyptus with deep drab greens created much satisfaction. Cassandra then showed us the ropes of putting the pages together with some most interesting hard covers in a Coptic book. A challenge using circular needles and waxed thread and a new skill gained. A wonderfully unique result was completed before everyone left happy at the end of the day. Hand-bound books are very popular with crafters, they can be a great present to make for loved ones and each of them is completely unique. I feel really enthusiastic about my collaboration with Cassandra. Both our techniques are amazingly rewarding but put together by participants creates real work of art.

It is all very inspiring and I hope to see you at one of them.

Love

Betty x

Our next workshops will be :

27 January 2018 – “Print, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop @ The Granton Hub SOLD OUT

16th February 2018 – “Print, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in Eco-Printing and Bookbinding.  SOLD OUT

23rd March – “Stencil, Fold and Stitch” a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in stencilling Mackintosh designs, stitch them and make a book  booking

25th May – “Bookbinding at the Botanics” in Glasgow a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in Eco Printing designs, stitch them and make a book booking

3 rd June – “Bookbinding at the Botanics” in Edinburgh a collaborative workshop with Bookbinding with Cass in Eco Printing designs, stitch them and make a book booking to be advise

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