Have you visited my Shop

The Nant Designs shop is now getting full of ready made books and well as a selection of hand printed papers and bookbinding threads.
If you would like to have a go yourself there are a couple of little books to get you started

How to books

Do have a look

Expanding books workshop

Expanding books at Cardigan Castle on 30th March

Make a book that will expand as you add extra sections, stick pictures onto the pages or fill the envelopes.

This book has covers bound with hand printed paper, 32 white cartridge pages and two sturdy envelopes all stitched onto an expanding concertina spine, secured with a ribbon.

During this one day course you will be guided through all the processes needed to make this unusual book and go home with a finished item.
All materials and tools are provided.

Booking for this course should be made through Make it in Wales
More information can be found on their website at

about this course and others
and booking online may be made at

My next event is 

Pages, Contemporary Artists Book Fair

Pages Book Fair in Leeds this weekend and later this month a chance to make your own coptic bound book

PAGES Leeds | International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 

The Tetley, Leeds, 4th - 5th March 2017,
10am - 5pm Admission free

Books, book art and all things artist book related- a great free day out. Inspiring books to read and handle, the artists and makers, talks, refreshments, and easy parking just outside.
Carole will be showing a selection of tunnel books as well as concertina books from the 'Treelines' series, hand stitched and bound sketchbooks and handprinted papers.
Glenn is bringing his new book 'Drought' and accompanying prints, his book 'Eclipse' created from work made in collaboration with a Japanese calligrapher and other publications
Coptic Binding Workshop
March 11th
Books using Coptic Binding

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

If you would like to come please contact Bethan at
as soon as possible

Details of other workshops can be found at http://nantdesigns.co.uk/eventsandworkshops.html

Tunnel Books workshop

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