Time again for the Stampers Grove Newsletter and workshop list.
After the success of Cass’ last series of bookbinding workshops we are delighted to have her back running another four 3 hour workshops for us over the next few months. You will be learning a new bookbinding method at each class. You can come to individual classes or book for the whole series. A mix of new, recycled and pre-used materials will be used in this course and the emphasis will be on working with everyday materials. Each class will allow time for creating the main structure of the book and time to personalise and decorate. Each workshop is tailor-made to fit the requirements of the group and everyone leaves with their very own finished book and the skills to make many more.
The classes will run on Wednesday afternoons at 12noon to 3pm. The cost of each class is £18. All materials will be provided but if you have any papers, maps, wrapping papers etc that you would like to incorporate into your book, please do bring them along. Each class requires a minimum of 5 people to proceed and early booking is advised as we will make a decision based on numbers one week before the class so feel free to spread the word. 😊
PLEASE NOTE: Animal leather will be used in this course, if participants would prefer not to use leather please advise when booking so Cass can prepare an alternative.
Use card, patterned papers and a nifty stitching technique to create a playful book full of colour.
Create a professional looking fabric covered hardback book with covered stitching.
Make a leather bound book with a ribbon tie that is incorporated into exposed stitching – fabulous and functional.
Learn traditional coptic binding and
create a hardback book with
decorative exposed stitching.
Cost is £18.00 per person and payment is required to confirm your booking. If you would like to book a space on any of these workshops please contact us on 0121 221 9440, email us on email@example.com or simply pop into the shop.
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASSES – £23 per class or £78 for the 4 week block.
Some Great News for those of you who like to get your teeth into new craft projects and are available for afternoon workshops on Wednesdays in April. Read on…..
Firsty, a bit of background………
Cass (or Cassandra Barron) came to our attention recently as a few of our regular workshop goers had the pleasure of attending her ‘Bookbinding with Cass’ workshops in Edinburgh.
When we heard that Cass was keen on exploring doing more workshops it seemed like an obvious natural fit to introduce her to Stampers Grove.
After having had the pleasure of meeting Cass ourselves we are even more excited and couldn’t wait to get started with this.
Rather than paraphrase what makes Cass tick the following is straight from her Cass’ Event Page
I am passionate about making books and using everyday, upcycled materials to create something both personal and unique. I make travel journals, wedding books and photo albums by commission but what I get a real buzz out of is sharing skills and teaching bookbinding workshops.
I work in collaboration with a range of organisations and cultural venues across Scotland to devise and deliver workshops, past partnerships include – Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, The Edinburgh Remakery, Leith Academy, Dynamic Earth, Voluntary Action Service South Lanarkshire. I also run workshops in more informal settings, for parties, event openings and groups of friends.
Each workshop is tailor-made to fit the requirements of the group and everyone leaves with their very own finished book and the skills to make many more.
You can follow Cass on Facebook and see plenty of wonderful pictures showing what you can expect from one of her workshops. (Cass’ FaceBook Page is @BookbindingwithCass).
Without further ado, what will Cass be doing for us at Stampers Grove, and how can you get involved?
Cass will be running a 4 week course bookbinding course.
The course will run on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm at Stampers Grove. The 4 week course can be booked for £78 (Individual classes – see below *).
The dates are as follows:
You will learn a new bookbinding method each week. A mix of new, recycled and pre-used materials will be used in this course and the emphasis will be on working with everyday materials. Each class will allow time for creating the main structure of the book and time to personalise and decorate.
PLEASE NOTE: animal leather will be used in this course, if participants would prefer not to use leather please advise when booking so Cass can prepare an alternative.
The course covers:
A new bookbinding method will be introduced each session/class, allowing you to experiment with a range of stitching, folding and fastening techniques, resulting in a number of finished books over the duration of the course. The following techniques will be covered, with the option to incorporate leather, fabric and/or card covers:
– Leather cover, decorative stitch binding
– Japanese stab binding
– Paper fold pocket book
– Concertina fold book
By the end of the course you students will have:
Experimented with a range of book binding techniques
Gained confidence using a range of book binding tools and terminology
Developed an understanding of compatible bindings and materials
Produced at least 3 completed books that can be kept as personal journals and/or make ideal gifts
An understanding of useful book binding resources, including books/websites and local suppliers
All materials will be provided for the course.
If you would like to book on the course please contact Stampers Grove us with payment. Payment will be required in advance to confirm your bookings. This can be done over the phone (0131 221 9440), or by popping into the shop (Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8AP). You can register your interest if you like, however we kindly ask that this is paid up in full before 30 March. Note cancellations with a refund will be offered up until 30 March. No refunds are guaranteed after that date.
* You can also book individual workshop for £23. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, pop in or call us on 0131 221 9440 to book your place.
Currently we have a few spaces. If you would like to join us – get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.
Join us at Stampers Grove next Saturday on Sarah’s Christmas decoration workshop. 2 hours of festive crafting fun where you will be making some cute little snowmen pegs that you can hang on your tree and also you will be upcycling a jam jar to making a lovely snowy Christmas scene.
Here are some samples of what you will be making on the day.
The cost of the 2 hour workshop is only £12.00. All materials are provided. If you would like to join us give James or Emma a call on 0131 221 9440 with payment to book your place, or drop us an email in the first instance to email@example.com.
As always space is limited so get in touch soon if you would like to join us!