A5 Coptic Journal Workshop

I am running another Coptic binding workshop and have a couple of places left.  Let me know if you are interested.

Tutor: Barb Adams

Coptic Binding
Coptic Binding

Saturday 9th May

10 – 4

Box Hill North

$70 plus $6 materials fee.

Most materials provided.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

This workshop teaches the skill of Coptic Binding which is used to stitch a hard cover A5 journal suitable for art work, note taking, writing or as a travel journal.

Details and material list provided after registration.

Mapping the Journey Workshop Show & Tell

Box of books
Box of books
Taff's Trip
Taff’s Trip
Jan's Japanese Delight
Jan’s Japanese Delight

This week the group from the ‘Mapping the Journey’ workshop in January, got together at my place to share their beautiful books.  What a delight it was to see the achievements of the group.

The cake Jan brought was delicious too!!


Papermaking workshop today

Today the sunny weather made it pleasant to gather and make paper in Barb’s papermaking studio..

Thanks to the enthusiasm of the beginner papermakers, the studio was full of laughter. We began with white cotton rag sheets and later experimented with embossing and different inclusions.  Thanks for coming ladies.

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Intro to papermaking

intro to papermaking


Intro to papermaking

Intro to papermaking

Introduction to Papermaking

cropped-paper.jpegI am running a paper making workshop in my studio in April and would love to see you there if you are interested in learning the skills and delights of hand paper making.  It is a short introductory course which makes it affordable.

Where: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North

Date & Time: Thursday 2nd April  2015 – 12 PM – 03:00 PM
Cost: $50

Contact me if you have any questions and if would like to book.

Workshop: Introduction to papermaking


I am running a paper making workshop for Papermakers of Victoria and would love to see you there if you are interested in learning the skills and delights of hand paper making.

Where: The Stables Studio, Coopers Settlement, Bundoora Park

Date & Time: Thursday 5th March  2015 – 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $55 for non-members.

Bookings through Papermakers of Victoria website.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Workshops for 2015

I really love teaching people bookmaking and paper making. Watching them discover their innate creativity as they enjoy time with a small group, learning new skills.

As usual most of my workshops arise from requests people make.  This year I started with a successful 4 day workshop ‘Mapping the Journey’ and will plan some other paper making and book arts workshops at different times during the year.

Dates can be arranged for people who gather their own group of 4 people for book making and 3 people for papermaking classes. I run the classes here at my studio in Box Hill North.

Contact me if you have an idea for a workshop.  I can plan the day and invite others to join us.

I will let you know when I have a workshop on offer. If you subscribe by entering your email address in the box to the left of your screen you will receive notifications.

Mapping the Journey workshop

I am running a wonderful 4 day workshop in January 2015 at Opendrawer

Book through the Opendrawer.

Mapping the Journey

Artists Book 4 Day Workshop, Books and Storage Box.
Spend 4 days creating beautiful individual concertina books with attractive additions: envelopes, small books and stitched pockets will be part of your final work.

This book can be a repository for memories of trips past or those just a dream, a companion for the journey.

TutorBarb Adams

Date: Monday 12th – Thursday 15th January 2015
Class Fee: $440 ($410 Early payment by 23rd December)
Materials Cost: $12
Venue: Opendrawer 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

(03) 9889 7227

This wonderful four days will include:

  • Learning how to make your concertina journal and prepare your hard cover with a window.
  • An excursion to some wonderful Fitzroy paper shops to select papers to use for your book.
  • Many ideas for including your personal memorabilia. Envelopes, small books and pockets.
  • These may be filled with your memories or remain blank for a future journey.
  • Making a box or slip case to house your book.
    Other bindings and ideas will be taught during the week as required.

Materials List:

  • You are encouraged to bring a collection of photos, maps and travel memorabilia or childhood or family pieces/photos, to tell a story in your book.
  • Small amount of threads to stitch in little books.
  • Maps, papers of different weights and textures for making small books which will be stitched into your concertina.
  • Various papers for making envelopes – tracing paper (good quality).
  • Ribbon or tie for closure.
  • Notebook and pen to take notes and record ideas.
  • Ruler, scissors, craft knife, glue stick, double sided tape, needle , threads for stitching little books into your concertina book, cutting mat, awl to make holes for stitching.
  • Some of these items are available at Opendrawer.

Tutor will supply:

  • Notes will be supplied.
  • Board for cover and box, paints, dyes, old maps, specialised equipment, glue and papers.