Join me for a day of nature themed mindful making at The Heart of Newhaven – a creative mini retreat that invites you to learn new skills, make (for the love of it) and take inspiration from nature.
We’ll begin the day with a walk around The Heart community garden where we’ll take a moment to connect with ourselves and nature, guided by Yoga Teacher and Community Gardener Hayley Chandler. Together we’ll explore the botanicals on-site and forage some interesting shaped leaves before moving up to the Ink on Mesh Print Studio.
Over a cup of locally grown herbal tea with a healthy dollop of home-baking, I’ll introduce a number of fun and effective relief printing and stamp making techniques – an opportunity to play with leaves and ink to create a collection of eye-catching decorative papers and set of reusable botanical stamps.
After a break for lunch, we’ll begin bookbinding – with lots of ideas on how to incorporate your hand-printed papers and instruction on binding your botanical book together with a decorative stitch inspired by…you guessed it, leaves! The book you’ll create makes for a great nature journal or sketchbook with lots of opportunity to discuss how you might use your books after the workshop and set intentions for how to continue adding to them at home.
You’ll leave the workshop with a collection of botanical stamps, hand-printed decorative papers and a handmade book full of leafy loveliness – a botanical themed day combining craft and nature that has been designed to help you feel grounded, inspired and uplifted.
All materials and refreshments included but please bring a packed lunch.
No prior printing, bookbinding or yoga experience necessary – if you’re looking for some creative tlc, to make and create in the company of others (without judgement), this workshop is for you!
DATE: 10am-5pm, Monday 9 October
LOCATION: this workshop series will take place at the Ink on Mesh Print Studio at The Heart of Newhaven, 4-6 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HY. On-street parking, tram and bus stop nearby.
COST: £80 per person, which includes all materials, refreshments and sweet treats, bring a friend and save £10, use the code BaFdiscount at the checkout when booking two tickets.
Please note: I need a minimum of 6 people to cover costs and go a-head with this workshop, you will be given advanced warning if the class needs to be cancelled and offered the option to transfer your place to a future workshop or receive a refund. Once you have booked a place, if you are no longer able attend you will be given the option to transfer to a future class but a refund will not be possible.