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mixed media Memento noteBook Workshop

Saturday 1st of december 2018 10.30 - 1pm

at exeter phoenix, exeter, devon

Book tickets here: https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/mixed-media-memento-notebook/


Bring along your own ephemera to create a beautiful notebook that contains your own memories, or make a personal gift for someone else.

Learn the simple art of Japanese Stab Binding to bind together your old postcards, photos, magazine clippings and more into a decorative work of art that’s completely unique to you.

Suggested materials: postcards, photos, greetings cards, magazine and newspaper clippings, assorted papers and thin card, seed packets, paper/thin cardboard packaging, tickets, posters, leaflets, book covers and dust jackets, hand written lists and notes, napkins, fabric, pieces of old clothes

A selection of materials will be provided but the more you bring the better!


Make a Marbled Photo Album

This workshop is no longer available to book - look out for future dates!

Saturday 12th May 2018 10.30 - 4pm

At the brewhouse theatre and arts centre, taunton, somerset

Book tickets here:   https://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/make-a-marbled-photo-album/

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Learn how to marble fabric using shaving foam and make a beautiful concertina photo album.

In this creative whole day workshop, designer and bookbinder Esther Williams will take you through how to hand marble book cloth using Indian inks and – that’s right – shaving foam! You’ll create beautiful hard-back covers with ribbon ties and learn the simple and effective method of concertina paper folding – perfect for photo albums, guest books and more.

There’s no sewing for this method which means you can craft a stunning hand printed, cloth-covered book in one day.

This workshop covers three new skills and anyone who attended the Coptic binding workshop in Autumn last year will learn new bookbinding methods to add to their repertoire!

There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day with time to go out to a nearby cafe or feel free to bring along a packed lunch to eat in the Brewhouse. Tea and coffee will be supplied at the start of the day.

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Make a hand-bound journal

From £35

Friday 10th November 2017 10.30am - 4pm

At The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton, Somerset



This workshop is no longer available to book but keep a look out for future dates!


Learn the ancient technique of Coptic binding with me, designer and bookbinder Esther Williams! In this five hour workshop you'll design, assemble and bind your own personalised hard-cover book that's perfect for writing, sketching, displaying photos, and makes a smashing gift.

The workshop will be held at The Brewhouse in Taunton and all materials will be provided, you just need to bring your eyes, ears and fingers. 

There will also be Coptic Kits on sale at a reduced price should you wish to run home and make journals for everyone you know.