Upcycled Book Binding with Kim Searle


Saturday 25th September | 13.15 – 15.15 | Workshop Theatre 1

Turn old postcards, photos, flyers, old hard cover books and anything else you can think of into some fantastic hand bound books! This workshop will cover Japanese Stab Binding and Saddle Stitch so you can leave with a few different styles. Both book binding techniques have lots of decorative twists you can add to them. These will be covered in the session and you’ll be able to replicate these at home and create your own designs too! Perfect for creating your own sketchbooks, notebooks and gifts for friends. You’re welcome to bring your own postcards and similar things to make a cover, but there will be lots to choose from on the day.

Recycled materials, linen thread, awl, paper included.

Kim Searle from Darn It! graduated from the University of Huddersfield BA Textile Crafts course in 2012 after specialising in Printmaking with an emphasis on creative work within communities.  Since leaving university she’s worked on various projects with a common vein of passing on creative skills and using creativity as a way to build community, support positive mental health and bring people a lot of joy.  She recognises that everyone learns differently and adapts teaching styles to the individual, tries to only work with venues that are accessible, offers low income options and strongly believes in the benefits of creativity for mental health. 

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