Book Binding & Botanical Inks for Beginners

Price
£110 / Adult
Duration
7 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
16+
Student and Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Join Prints By Nature for a magical day - learn how to bind your own travel-size notebook/sketchbook and create your own selection of botanical inks. This is perfect for anyone who is a little creative and curious about nature.

Maybe you've always been intrigued by making inks and botanical watercolours, but was in need of some friendly guidance. Your lovely host Zoe will share the traditional methods for making both, so you'll have the confidence to continue practising both at home.

This 7.5-hour workshop will cover all the basics of bookbinding and ink making:

  • Making fabric book cloth
  • Backing & coptic stitch binding
  • Prepping & creating inks
  • Modifying colours & bottling
  • Preserving finished inks

Want to learn bookbinding but not so keen on making your own inks? Or perhaps you're already making your own books and just want to have an afternoon of natural alchemy instead? This experience can now be booked in two separate segments for those who want something a little more specific and affordable.

Bookbinding segment: 10:30 - 14:30 Botanical Inks: 15:00 - 18:00

All equipment and tools will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own fabric. If you're feeling extra creative why not bring in a few of your own foraged or homegrown finds? Zoe recommends berries and late blooming garden flowers - you'll be amazed when you discover how you can transform these in your practice. You won't just leave feeling uplifted by your beautiful creations but revitalised after such a relaxing experience.

Please note: this workshop requires the use of craft knives, rotary cutters and scalpels so is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless accompanied by an adult.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What you'll do

Join Prints By Nature for a magical day - learn how to bind your own travel-size notebook/sketchbook and create your own selection of botanical inks. This is perfect for anyone who is a little creative and curious about nature.

Maybe you've always been intrigued by making inks and botanical watercolours, but was in need of some friendly guidance. Your lovely host Zoe will share the traditional methods for making both, so you'll have the confidence to continue practising both at home.

This 7.5-hour workshop will cover all the basics of bookbinding and ink making:

  • Making fabric book cloth
  • Backing & coptic stitch binding
  • Prepping & creating inks
  • Modifying colours & bottling
  • Preserving finished inks

Want to learn bookbinding but not so keen on making your own inks? Or perhaps you're already making your own books and just want to have an afternoon of natural alchemy instead? This experience can now be booked in two separate segments for those who want something a little more specific and affordable.

Bookbinding segment: 10:30 - 14:30 Botanical Inks: 15:00 - 18:00

All equipment and tools will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own fabric. If you're feeling extra creative why not bring in a few of your own foraged or homegrown finds? Zoe recommends berries and late blooming garden flowers - you'll be amazed when you discover how you can transform these in your practice. You won't just leave feeling uplifted by your beautiful creations but revitalised after such a relaxing experience.

Please note: this workshop requires the use of craft knives, rotary cutters and scalpels so is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless accompanied by an adult.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

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Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Classes are kept to a comfortable size of 8-10 guests to ensure social distancing and the safety of everyone

  • Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities will be provided throughout the workshop

  • Face coverings are recommended but not mandatory. If you have been in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID or are experiencing symptoms yourself, please contact the workshop host/venue and they will re-schedule / provide a refund

On the day

  • Please arrive at 10:15AM for a prompt 10:30AM start
  • Your host recommends wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty, bringing your own clean jars to safely store and preserve your inks, as well as your favourite sketchbook/ notebook for testing inks with and note-takin
  • As this is a full-day workshop you will have a break for lunch, please bring your own packed lunch
  • All material is provided, if you bring your own fabric this must be 100% cotton and a minimum size of 38cm x 26cm

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Prints By Nature

Our natural world and creative workshops collide at Prints by Nature. This textile brand focuses on creating sustainable homeware and accessories which help us reconnect with nature. Whether this is exploring various natural dyeing techniques, printing methods, bookbinding, foraging or making watercolours - their workshops should have something for everyone.

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Your host

Zoe Evans

Zoe is a textile designer, printmaker and sustainability advocate. Based in South Wales, but a frequent flyer to Bristol, she runs eco and beginner-friendly workshops that help guests reconnect with nature. Zoe wants to create a space where others can be curious and get creative whilst learning new skills.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Prints By Nature.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

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Price
£110 / Adult
Duration
7 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.