Alongside my offer of self-paced online bookbinding workshops, I regularly run workshops from my studio at The Heart of Newhaven, and team up with community engaged organisations and inspiring venues across Scotland to share the bookbinding love, from evening classes to weekend workshops, as well as private sessions for groups of friends and staff away days – read on for more information.
Upcoming bookbinding workshops:
- Screen Print & Bookbinding 2 day workshop / 2 & 3 October, 10am-3.30pm / Ink on Mesh, Edinburgh – a collaborative workshop with Lorna Brown that will see you printing onto paper and leather to create an eye-catching hardback book with decorative exposed binding. If colour and texture is your thing, this ones for you! | £195
- Botanical Bookbinding Mini Retreat / 9 October / Ink on Mesh, The Heart of Newhaven, Edinburgh – a creative day of leaf inspired mindful mark making and bookbinding with botanical homemaking and a guided meditation to start the day led by Hayley of Bloom Yoga | £80 | *SOLD OUT*
- Buttonhole Bookbinding / 5 November, 10am – 4pm / Central Scotland School of Craft, Dunblane – Spend a day constructing your own hardback book featuring remnant fabric cover, exposed spines and decorative stitching. | £110
- Fold, Cut, Stitch – Bookbinding Workshop / 8 November, 12.30 – 4pm / The Old barn, Dalkieth, Edinburgh – get to grips with a range of bookbinding techniques that make for great gifts, including Japanese stab binding, pamphlet binding and concertina books. All constructed using remnant and recycled materials. | £50
- Festive Mini Bookbinding Workshop / 13 December / 10am-1.30pm / The Old barn, Dalkieth, Edinburgh – create 4 mini leather or pleather covered books, each featuring a different decorative exposed stitch and fastening technique. These make for great personalised Christmas presents and are simply a joy to make and gift! | £50
*More workshops coming soon!*
>>If you would like to work with me, host a workshop or hire me to run a private workshop for you and a group of friends or colleagues, I’d love to hear from you – please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a round-up of some of the organisations that I regularly run workshops with across Scotland, each of these provides an inspiring and supportive space to get creative, check them out for more info and details on the other workshops they offer:
At Birkhill House – Earlston, Scottish Borders
At Birkhill House is an animal assisted activity/therapy venture, which also offers an array of modern and traditional crafting opportunities in a converted stable block. The focus at Birkhill House is on wellness and mindfulness – taking a moment out to be compassionate and nurture the creative side in all of us.
The Arienas Collective – Edinburgh
The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from Lynn’s mews home in the beautiful Georgian Newtown of central Edinburgh. I regularly run collaborative workshops here with fellow collective members, combining bookbinding with other creative techniques such as printmaking and sketching.
The Old Barn – Dalkieth, Edinburgh
Set up by upcycled furniture maker Sarah Brown, The Old Barn is a new venture that will feature a shop and showroom selling pre-loved furniture, vintage items, upcycled furniture and homeware, with new items arriving daily. Sitting alongside the shop is a fantastic workshop space that will play host to a range of classes (including, you guessed it…Upcycled Bookbinding) all of which share the same ethos of upcycling and working with remnant and preloved materials. Opens 1 September – workshops planned for Autumn/Winter 2023.
Off The Rails Arthouse – Ladybank, Fife
Based in the former Station House at Ladybank train station, Off The Rails Arthouse is an artist led organisation run on a voluntary basis, offering a space to explore a wide range of arts-related activities. As a charity it’s purpose is to stimulate interest and encourage participation in the arts for all! A lovely, light-filled space, with a very special atmosphere, easily accessible by road and public transport.
Central Scotland School of Craft – Dunblane, Stirling
Central Scotland School of Craft is a community for creative learning, delivering artisan workshops for crafters of all abilities in the historic city of Dunblane. The newly renovated premises on Dunblane High Street provides a spacious and airy setting for making and creating alongside a lovely shop selling a wide range of hand-crafted delights.
Honey Pot Creative Cafe – South Queensferry
Nestled under the Forth Road Bridge, Honey Pot Creative Cafe is a hub of crafty activity where you can enjoy a cuppa while you get creative. There is a range of making opportunities on offer for adults and children, from drop-in ceramic painting to evening and weekend workshops.
The Line Gallery – Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Line Gallery is an independent gallery in the historic town of Linlithgow showing regular exhibitions of fine and applied arts. A friendly space to get inspiration from and get creative in.