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Learn to make a Handmade book and Decorate its cover

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Learn the skills to make a handmade book
Learn the skills to make a handmade book
King Street Studios 5a King Street Lancaster LA1 1JN
Diane Armstrong
King Street Studios

King Street Studios Booking essential introductory cost of £25

Inspired by the studio’s current exhibition “Something Called Home,” we invite you to a Book Making Day. From 10am till 3pm on April 11th 2018.
We will make a Japanese Stab Bound Book with a hand decorated cover.
This is an opportunity for experienced makers to develop skills or beginners to discover new ones.
The morning will be spent taking in the exhibition and exploring the theme over coffee.
Working in the inspiring space of gallery 2 we will think about including collage and print into your book cover design. We will have fun translating these ideas into making our covers.
While your work dries we will break for lunch. You are welcome to bring along a packed lunch or use one of the lovely cafes nearby.
Drinks will be provided at the studio.
In the afternoon you will learn how to construct your book using the traditional stitch used in Japanese book binding.
Your completed book will be ready for you to take home and enjoy.

Paper materials, paint and inks will be provided for your book.

If you have the following equipment please bring it along otherwise you will be able to borrow ours.
Craft knife cutting mat metal ruler pencil awl
waxed linen thread, tapestry needle, bone folder
pritt stick glue
2 binder clips

Diane Armstrong