The Square Pegs do Christmas

Square Pegs do Christmas at Cardigan Guildhall Gallery 5th-17th December

Just like this dog walker by Sue Bain,  we're all wrapped up and ready for the annual Square Pegs Christmas exhibition running from 4th-17th December in the Cardigan Guildhall Gallery.  The usual Square Pegs suspects will be showing their work  (Glenn Ibbitson, Carole King, Annie Coombs and Yvette Brown) alongside a delightful selection of fine art from Lola Chapman, Zara Kuchi and Helen Rowlands, ceramics from Sue Hanna, Sheila Hickey and Hilary Coole, glass from Moriath Glass, Sue Bain's wirework, textiles by Holly Hart, photography and design from Mary Thorp and - wait for it - chocolate from Botanics Chocolate!  Oh, and there will be a very big Christmas tree too.  Come along and see if we can solve a Christmas present dilemma or two.

Coptic Binding in March 2017 at Crymych

Looking for a course in Coptic binding- this might suit you

Make a coptic bound book with hard covers and a decorative stitched open spine, suitable for use as a sketchbook, notebook, diary or journal.
During this one day workshop participants will complete an A5 size book (portrait format) filled with drawing quality paper.
Coptic binding secures the pages so that they will open flat on a table : it enables you to combine multiple types of paper within one book.
Skills required: Just accurate measurement, a bit of patience and simple sewing skills required

Tools /Materials suggestion list

I will provide
pieces of thick greyboard for the covers
book cloth for the book spine
140gsm white acid free cartridge

Please will you bring:

Essential tools- scissors- I use a big pair for cutting paper and a small pair for fiddly bits
a ruler – both for measuring and as a cutting edge
darning size needle
a paintbrush suitable for glueing
To make a book that is more personal I ask that you supply your own wrapping papers for the book covers eg interesting paper bags, packaging, gift wrap, advertising flyers, pages from magazines..... etc almost anything paper could be used- you will need enough to cover two A5 pieces of card on both sides. The reverse could be a different or toning piece.

information about other bookbinding courses can be found here

open spine binding, make a sketchbook and others all with Make it in Wales

New Website

Just completed an update of my website:

 You can now find all the latest workshops and events where I will be showing my current work as well as a brand new shop page

 Workshops include two opportunities to make a box of books in a 1/2 day session with 'Make it in Wales'

My shop on my web page has only just opened so keep an eye out for new books and papers that are being added as they become available
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Tunnel Books workshop

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