Learn Bookbinding’s Craft Workshop in Barnstaple, 27th April 2019
Yesterday saw a return of my “Box Making” workshop, presently the only workshop I offer that isn’t strictly bookbinding.
The majority of attendees who come along to this particular workshop are people who have been to one of my other workshops & seen one of my handmade boxes sitting on the side. When they pick it up, marvel at the satisfyingly-snug-fitting-lid & the overall feel of it, invariably the questions comes: “Do you offer this as a workshop?”
Curiously it’s never my most subscribed workshop, I think the reason being that unless you’ve picked up one of these boxes in my studio it’s hard to imagine just how stunning they are. However, as it’s a reasonably demanding workshop I’m never going to complain when it’s not fully booked – makes it easier to keep an eye on what everyone’s up to!
In order to achieve the delightful snug lid an awful lot of attention to detail is required – plenty of measuring and cutting with a craft knife to millimetre-accuracy.
Some photos from the day:
I’m always proud of my students when they finish the day with an item to cherish – and this lovely lot didn’t disappoint at all, each making a beautiful box that will last for years!
If you fancy having a go at Box Making I’ve scheduled another workshop for Saturday August 24th, you can view the details here: Box Making Workshop
Finally, at the end of yesterday’s session one of my students expressed an interest in “French Link Binding”. As I didn’t have that particular workshop listed on my current schedule, I’ve added one to my diary for Saturday August 17th.
It’s already 50% booked with just 4 places remaining, so if you’d like to come along you can grab a place here: French Link Binding
Thanks for stopping by, if you have any comments I’d love to read ’em below – or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me! 🙂