Sunday, August 12, 2007

Learn to create
Unique Handmade Books
workshops Autumn ’07 with Kirsty O’Connor

Paste Papers and Simple Books
We will spend the morning making paste papers, an easy, fun and effective paper decorating technique. In the afternoon we will use them to make some simple and completely unique books.
Sunday 2nd September 10.30am-5pm

Pamphlet Stitch Books –the simplest form of bookbinding. We will make a variety of soft cover books using beautiful handmade papers, embroidery threads, beads, feathers and punches.
Sunday 14th October 11am-5pm

Unique Books as Gifts
Handmade books make delightful gifts. Choose from a range of books to make and lots of lovely paper and trimmings to make them with!
Sunday 11th November 11am-5pm

Cost: £35 per day workshop covers all materials -including a great range of papers and trimmings and refreshments.
Venue: Patriothall Studios, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
All classes are held in the conducive atmosphere of Kirsty’s studio at Patriothall WASPS. Classes are limited to six participants, so plenty of individual attention is assured. If you have papers you would like to use please bring them.

Please book by sending a deposit of £10 -cheque payable to Kirsty O’Connor- with your name, address, email and which class(es) you’d like to attend to:
Kirsty O’Connor, 15/1 Waverley Park, Edinburgh EH8 8ER

For more information tel: 0131 659 5408 or email:

Kirsty O'Connor
Mixed media artist maker, Kirsty O’Connor, works in clay and paper –making voluptuous pots and unique books. She has a wide range of skills and experience of working in textiles, graphic design and illustration, painting, drawing and community arts.

Her passion for making books started on a course with Eleanor White at Ullapool and has continued with other teachers and through her own exploration. She loves to share what she has learned.
Students find it empowering, satisfying and a lot of fun to create books. From very simple to more complex structures and designs, there is something for everyone from beginner makers to experienced artists.

Besides teaching how to make unique books Kirsty also makes bespoke books for marriages and memorials.

For more information tel: 0131 659 5408 or email:

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