Nature Inspired Bookmaking Workshop

Sat Aug 7, 10:00 - Sat Aug 7, 15:00
Veld and Sea



Saturday the 26th of June 10am - 4pm

Join us for an intensive one-day basic bookmaking workshop led by Cathy, where you will make two of your own creative books or journals. Using foraged flowers, leaves and nature stains, inks and oxides from the indigenous veld, we will embellish some papers with marks and imprints using these found objects. Gain a good understanding and the confidence of how to carry on making a library of books at home using this very versatile method.

Workshop creations include:

  • Binding an A6 foundational pamphlet stitch book, with box cardboard covers.
  • The second A6 book will include some of the papers you have made, old artworks, recipes, pressed flowers, commercial paper, fabric, anything you might like to include in your book. This one has an option for a firmer cover.

Both books open flat and are perfect for artist sketchbooks and journals.

What you will need to bring:

An open mind and a playful heart! Paper you have made or want to include in the books, reject artworks, wrapping paper, wax paper, tracing paper, photocopies, photographs etc Strips of fabric/ fabric pieces, strong thread you might like to bind with, different colours.

*All optional extras and personal touches, as you will be supplied with all the materials to make 2 books)

What participants will be provided with:

All equipment needed to create both books, examples of Artist Books, refreshments and a light seasonal grazing platter style lunch.

Facilitator bio:

Handmade paper and bookmaking is in Cathy Stanley's blood, exposed to it through her mother in the late 1970's, and now it's her inherited passion. She has been involved with the Keiskamma Art Project in Hamburg, E Cape for the last 10 years, collaborate with Margie Murgatroyd of @africa_nova for paper hangings used as backdrops for merchandising, and various other artists

Cost: R950 per person, spaces are limited.

Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


Nature Inspired Bookmaking Workshop
Veld and Sea
7976, Plateau Rd, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
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