My lively programme of online bookbinding workshops share my passion for making books out of upcycled materials and aim to equip you with the skills to make unique and usable books from the comfort of your own home!
To help you navigate my workshops, I have split them into the following catagories, click on the links below for more information and to book your place…
Join me and my crafty Mum Margaret on 14 March for this special workshop that combines bookbinding and feltmaking to create a colourful book inspired by spring.
A chance to spend a crafty afternoon with your Mother or other – siblings, children, friends, cats, dogs…all welcome! The kits that accompany this workshop[ are now *sold out* but there is the option to participate and provide your own materials for £20 per person – click here for more info.
Self Paced kits and workshops
The workshops listed below are taught via a series of comprehensive and practical video tutorials that you can work through at your own pace. Opt in for a materials/tool kit or source your own using the kit list provided.
- Layered Cross Stitch
- Mini Bookbinding
- Coptic Binding
- The Sketchbook Selection
- Bookbinding & Botanicals
These kits make for great personal projects and gifts – If purchasing for a special occasion, I will happily include a special message and wrap up extra nice at no extra cost, just get in touch once you have made a purchase to discuss.
I love working with Artists and Makers from other disciplines – this series of collaborative online workshops combine bookbinding with a range of techniques, including – ecoprinting, sketching, writing, cyanotype and relief printing.
These jointly taught workshops tend to be a combination of video tutorials and Zoom live sessions which invite you to meet the Artists, ask questions and get creative in the company of others. The live element of these workshops means that there are key dates for you to consider (highlighted in bold) – once the event date has passed these workshops will be taken down but may be repeated later in the year.
- The Art of Journalling / Zoom session – 11 April 2021 or self-paced option
- Online Bookbinding & Sketching Workshop / Zoom session – 26 Feb
- Rainbow Junk Journal – a printing and bookbinding workshop / Zoom session – 15 Feb
- Cyanotype & Bookbinding / Zoom session – 1 & 18 April 2021
- Ecoprint, Dye & Stitch / Zoom session – 1 & 16 May
- Letters to the Future: a writing and bookbinding workshop / Zoom session – 23 May 2021
It’s great to get my weekly classes back up and running again – these usually take place in my studio in Edinburgh or in partnership with the Edinburgh Remakery but due to current circumstances, they are now happening online via Zoom live!
These weekly classes share my passion for making books with remnant materials such as leather offcuts, textile samples, recycled card, paper, beads & buttons, and are a great option if you are keen to explore a range of different bookbinding techniques and make in the company of others.
We will meet on Zoom each week, over 5 sessions, to construct our books and each session will be followed up with a video tutorial that takes you through the stitching part, so that you can pause, rewind and replay as works best for you.
I have two courses due to start in March 2021:
- Intro to Upcycled Bookbinding / 23 March – 20 April
- Bookbinding – The Next Chapter / 25 March – 22 April
Give the gift of creativity with a Bookbinding with Cass gift voucher, available in £15, £30, £50 and £100 – can be used on my kits, online workshops and in-person classes. Click here for more details.
Originally put together as part of a collaborative project with Eteaket for Mental Health Week in 2020, this free tutorial takes you through the process of making a Gratitude Journal with 4 hole Japanese Stab bound spine.
My limited edition kits that accompanied this workshop have now sold out but I have put together a kit list which includes materials/tools you may already have at home.
Click here to access this free workshop and make along with me – this is a great way to get a feel for my teaching style and make a nifty book in the process.