Make books for Christmas ! Hand-bind Upcycled wood and Indigo Shibori into unique hand made books !

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Do you like cooking from scratch ? you know that feeling of opening the fridge to an old onion and some scraps of cheese but then this beautiful home made quiche comes out of the oven soon after … It is a bit like up-cycling… This is a bit like what I do with Cassandra from Bookbinding with Cass We make things out of nothing, beautiful things out of recycled back of wardrobe, leafs from the park and hands me down bed linen from my local b&b and this autumn we have joined forces to help you learning skills and making books… Hand bound, very beautiful and unique books !

In September we Eco Printed some some lovely paper using local scottish leaves from the Glasgow West end and learned the bottom hole stitch on a piece of recycled leather to create a lovely journal in Glasgow. It was a great day in the wonderful Woodlands workspace.

In November in Edinburgh, we are  Upcycling wood using textured stencilling and binding it with a coptic technique to create an opened back book, unique technique I use for furniture upcycling it is fun to apply on very small areas and creates an amazing look, lovingly distressed shapes and polished with wax the panels are bound using a coptic stitch showing the back pages… this is happening in Edinburgh at Granton Hub on the 11th November (info below)

on the 18th November We will also be learning the beautiful Indigo Shibori on some Cotton cloth, blue and crisp  Japanesed inspired blue patterns made using tying and clamping, a hard Case bound hard back is what you will try your hands at…  and if not enough this day will take place in the amazing Kibble Palace in the Glasgow Botanical garden.  (info below)

If you want to join:

Edinburgh workshop…

Paint, Stencil, Distress … make books for Christmas

Glasgow workshop …

Indigo Shibori workshop in the Glasgow Botanics

3 A6 books, each your unique creation, a perfect present for your loved ones or just for you to keep and cherish ! And all out of recycling… this is a no brainer ! you make the world a better place out of hand creating beautiful things !


Betty xx

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I am a Christie's trained artist born in France but living in Glasgow. I work with Eco Techniques like Natural dyes, Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing using recycled material. I learn, teach and share my techniques, I work with communities and travel to Asia

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