Join me for a day of mindful making and create an A5 or A6 size refillable journal of dreams, complete with handy pockets and pen/pencil holder. A book you can use and reuse for years to come, with room for 4 removable booklets.
If you’re a stationery lover, everyday sketcher, travel journaller, compulsive list maker or someone that carries around multiple notebooks – this workshop is for you! Similarly if you are keen to delve into journalling and create a safe and joyful place to put pen to paper, this workshop could be the creative nudge you need to get started.
This hardback journal features a decorative hard cover and leather/pleather spine threaded with elastic that can house multiple booklets – meaning that when you have filled a booklet, you can simply remove it, make a new one, reload your book and away you go! This also means you can mix and match your booklets depending on what you’re doing each day, just imagine – a space to take notes, sketch, make lists and daydream all housed within the same book! My refillable journal comes everywhere with me!
In the workshop I will cover how to construct the outer of your book, attach the spine and add handy details to the inside, before showing you a nifty way to make stitched notebooks to slot into your book – you’ll leave the workshop with a beautiful book that will be a joy to use and the skills to keep refilling it!
All materials are included but you are welcome to bring along any papers or fabric from your own collection that you would like to incorporate into your book – artwork, old maps, wrapping paper, remnant dressmaking or patchwork fabric etc. work well.
> Following this workshop, to help you get started in your journal, you will get access to a series of videos by Julie Galante (Edinburgh based Artist, Writer and avid journaller), who will share some insights into how journalling can be used as a tool for mindfulness and creativity and offer up some writing exercises for you to have a go at in your new journal.
>You will also receive access to follow up resources, which include a series of step-by-step videos that cover the making of your journal and a kit list with links to recommended suppliers, for a handy reminder should you want to make more of these joyful journals at home (they make great personalised gifts for friends and family).
All materials and refreshments included but you are invited to bring a packed lunch.
DATE: 9.30am – 3pm, Wednesday 27 March
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. Free on-street parking, tram and bus stop nearby.
COST: £110 per person, which includes all materials, follow up resources and journalling exercises, refreshments and sweet treats, bring a friend and save £10, use the code BaFdiscount at the checkout when booking two tickets.
Please note: the venue is up a flight of stairs and isn’t accessible by lift, if this is a problem please get in touch as alternative workshop space on the ground floor may be possible.
Cancellation policy: you will be given advanced warning if this class needs to be cancelled for any reason 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.