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Book Binding at the Bluecoat

This week Hand on Crafts learnt some simple book binding from Elizabeth Willow. Focussing on three simple techniques, the group learnt how to make a pamphlet book, a spiral fold and a triangle fold origami book. 

Elizabeth is an experienced book maker and has recently exhibited at the Bluecoat and taken part in the artists book fair, selling her own beautiful creations. 

This workshop marked the end of our 6 weeks of taster sessions, after new year participants choose one subject to specialise in to create work for exhibition. Due to a number of people having exciting other commitments in the new year, a couple of spaces on the programme have become available. If you are aged between 16-25 and interested in taking part, please email


Hand on Crafts is an inter-generational amateur crafts programme, initiated by Voluntary Arts and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. It offers a two-way approach to improve interest and involvement in specific at-risk traditional crafts amongst young people, whilst developing the skills and abilities of older representatives of traditional crafts organisations to reach out across the age gap.


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