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Open studio of badly made books

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About the event

For craft month the team of badlymadebooks would like to invite you to their studio to watch them create books and explain the processes involved and answer your questions.

Activities to include how to make a book at home, making books badly, printing with restraint and letterpress printing.


Where is it taking place?

badly made book
Unit 1 Deanrock Buisness & Technology Park

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Wheelchair accessible

When is it taking place?

Friday August 11th, 10am to 6pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking is not required

Contact details


+353 86 4531445

Additional information 

“Badly made books is a book factory & print studio in Togher, Cork City.
We are designers & makers of recycled paper stationery, creating irish-made notebooks, (notepads, sketchbooks, journals, copybooks and diaries) containing a minimum of 75% recycled material.

We choose low-impact materials which, by using our hands and our tools we create high-quality books and a range of other paper & print products.

We like papers made from used coffee cups. We like post consumer waste. We want materials containing byproducts; unwanted textile fibres, scraps of grape and corn.

We like all by-products – in our papers and in our inks too.
When things aren’t recycled we don’t like to use them so much.
We like restraint; printing with restraint & consuming with restraint.
We like second-hand machines. Though we hate when they break down. We like to repair.
We don’t like making mistakes but we learn from them. We learn that we should allow ourselves a margin of error because perfection is not just impossible but too costly to chase.

We like what we make, we use what we make. We make badly made books.”


Design & Crafts Council Ireland


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Seán O Suillivan of badly made books

Starts: Fri 11 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Fri 11 Aug at 6:00 pm

Craft Type: Book Making

Event Location: Cork

Event Type: Open Studio

Price: Free