Exciting News! Brand New Midweek Bookbinding course at Stampers Grove with Cass

New – Midweek Bookbinding 4 week course at Stampers Grove with Cass

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?

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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:

5th April
12th April
19th April
26th April

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  enquiries@stampersgrove.co.uk, pop in or call us on 0131 221 9440 to book your place.


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