Make it in Wales Workshops in February

Many of my bookbinding workshops are organised by Make it in Wales -  making craft workshops available in West Wales. I thought you might like to see  some of the variety of the courses and what else is on offer this month
Bookbinding
February 17th at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
One day workshop £95

Make an A5 casebound sketchbook with artists quality, acid free cartridge and hand-printed paper covers. In just one day tutor Carole will teach you all the necessary techniques to create a beautiful volume of your own design from start to finish.
 
Book here
Machine knitting
February 10th - 11th at Pendre Art, Cardigan
Two day workshop £190

Learn the basics of machine knitting and create a gorgeous Fair Isle scarf or cushion cover with tutor Marissa. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this course will give you a firm grounding in the basics of machine knitting and encourage you to experiment with designs.
 
Book here
Willow weaving
February 3rd - 4th at Ceridwen, Drefach Felindre
Two day workshop £280

Weave your own willow basket with Cassandra. This is a unique opportunity to create a beautiful multicoloured log or storage basket with integral handles. Using Cassandra’s own grown coloured willow and buff/white willow, you will learn how to weave a base, stake up, and weave gorgeous patterns into your basket.
 
Book here

Book binding courses and workshops in 2018

Book-binding in 2018

New for 2018 is
'Introduction to Bookbinding '


 a 5 week evening class commencing Wed 31-1-2018
Preseli Community Learning Centre,
Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych, SA41 3QH

Wk 1: Concertina books.
Wk 2: Star books
Wk 3: Pamphlets, tacket binding and long stitch.
Wk 4 & Wk 5:Simple hardback sketch book with book cloth cover

Booking Ysgol y Preseli Telephone: 01437 770180

 
In 2018 I will be working both with 'Make it in Wales' and with ' Make at Monteray'- both suppliers of excellent craft courses- one in Wales and one in Devon
17th February              Casebound Sketchbook at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
30th March                  Coptic Binding at the Coach House, St Dogmaels
19th May                     Open Spine Binding at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
9th July                      Coptic Bound Memory/Keepsake book at Ceridwen, Drefach Felindre
18th October               Square book with fabric cover, button and tie closure at Ceridwen, Drefach Felindre

More details and online booking are at Make it in Wales

Have a look at the other courses as well- from ceramics to dyeing to basketmaking and weaving
and at Topsham in Devon
Casebound Sketchbook Workshop
Wed 30th May


Tunnel Books

A days course on tunnel books will be coming soon
Book binding materials, papers, thread and tools are available from my website www.nantdesigns.co.uk
Any questions, suggestions for workshops or material needs please feel free to send me a message mail@nantdesigns.co.uk.co.uk

Bookbinding opportunities in the Autumn

Autumn is a great time to start a new  interest or learn a new skill. I will be teaching bookbinding at Craft in the Bay this year...