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Creative Bookmaking

workshop

Creative Bookmaking

2 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Creative Bookmaking

workshop

Creative Bookmaking

2 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

There are so many ways to make a book. You can fold, cut, glue and stitch to make some really special sketchbooks, notebooks, travel journals, artist books or photo albums. During the half-day workshop, you will learn how to measure, cut, stitch, glue and design your own books. You will have the opportunity to use traditional bookbinding tools and a wide range of paper, cloth and decorative materials to make something very personal. I will offer you clear instructions and demonstrations for each step of the process. However, there is plenty of room for personal flair and design. Typically, you will make three to four books, each using a different technique. With some basic tools and materials, you will be able to continue creating books at home! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary.

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Labhaoise

It didn’t take long for me to realise how easy it was to express my creativity through making books. I’ve always wanted to find a way to respond to art, poetry or music that has moved me -a way to interact with something so overwhelmingly beautiful by making something with my own hands and skill. I’ve learned the fundamentals and have made a lot of books. There have been many mistakes and but I have enjoyed some surprising successes. Getting the basics down is easy. That part can be learned. But trusting your intuition enough to make a book that expresses who you are… that’s where the heart is

What's included

Equipment
Traditional bookbinding tools Handmade paper Decorative materials High quality book cloths

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Where you'll be

Dublin is a City of Literature and is full of stories and creativity. We will meet at Merrion Square where I can show you some important landmarks in the city’s rich heritage of writers and storytelling. After, we will stroll through the park to an art studio where we can enjoy a tea or coffee while I introduce you to the world of bookmaking.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you have never made a book before or are not really sure what to expect, don’t worry. It’s really fun! And I will have lots of sample books to give you some inspiration.
Labhaoise
Creative Bookmaking
2 reviews
£50/person
2 reviews
£50/person