Journal-making Workshops

All workshops begin by producing a unique piece of cloth for the cover of a journal which is then assembled.  Decorative techniques and journal types are interchangeable and a choice should be made on behalf of all students when booking a workshop (Japanese stitched spine book with 'print to stitch' cover, for example). 

Print to Stitch 

Explore ways of transferring images to paper and cloth using a collagraph of natural foliage, and experiment with a pasta machine. Add stitch to your cloth before assembling the journal.  This example is a piano-hinge journal using kebab sticks for the spine

Print, Rub, Splash and Emboss

Explore a wide range of fabric decoration techniques before adding stitch if wished and assembling your journal.  This example is a Japanese stitched-spine journal.

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Mono Plus One

Using black, white and one other colour for fabric and acrylic paint, print with found objects and add stitch before assembling your journal.  This example is a concertina book with printed pages echoing the cover 

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'Star' Memorabilia Book

A lovely way to display small items of memorabilia. Produce a stitched cover for your chosen theme before assembling the book; explore ideas for decorating pages and attaching items. NB time limitations mean this should be seen as an ongoing project

A papermaking workshop is also available