Bookmaking Workshop

About the event

Create your own hand made books suitable for sketchbooks, journals or photo-albums. No prior bookbinding experience is necessary for this workshop.

Learn how to create simple stitched pamphlet style notebooks. These are small, easy to make and can be carried around in your pocket or bag. Then take your bookbinding skills a step further and create two Japanese style bound books using the traditional binding techniques of four-hole or tortoiseshell stitch. These books will have soft covers and can be made using good quality, decorative or patterned papers.

All materials for creating the books will be provided including a range of papers for covers and threads for binding. Participants may wish to bring along their own papers or artwork or threads and if suitable these could be incorporated into their book-making.


Where is it taking place?

McGuigan Suite,
Whitehead Community Centre,
20 Balmoral Avenue,
Co Antrim,
BT38 9QD

When is it taking place?

Thursday August 11th, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. To book contact Lighthouse Yarns or phone +44 28 37 2888. To book online see here.

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

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Event Details

Maker: Whitehead Community Centre

Starts: Aug 11 at 1:30 pm

Ends: Aug 11 at 4:30 pm

Discipline: Book Making

Location: Antrim

Type: Workshop

Price: £45