Cyanotype & Bookbinding

I’m teaming up with Artist Kit Martin for this blue themed workshop, which will share techniques in cyanotype printing and bookbinding.

cyanotype and bookbinding

Via a number of step-by-step videos, Kit will introduce the cyanotype process and guide you in creating a range of magical blue prints onto paper. I will then show you how to make a hardback book with decorative triple chain stitch and envelope insert, plus a bundle of single chain stitch notebooks with the option to incorporate your prints into the cover and/or inside pages.  

You can either purchase the workshop and kit together for £70 including postage (currently only available within the UK) – this comes with all the tools and materials you need to make your books, 3 pre-coated A5 sheets for cyanotype printing, plus a clip frame that can be used to expose your prints and display your favourite one afterwards – not forgetting an all important teabag and biscuits to fuel your creativity!

Or you can purchase access to the video tutorials only for £45 and source the tools/materials yourself – this may be a good option if you want to participate but are based outside the UK and/or if you already have moist of the materials and tools to hand (read on for kit list).

Both options come with access to a PDF document that covers where to source materials if you want to make more books and gives advice on how to scale up and down to produce books of different sizes. You will also receive an invite to join our Zoom Live event on 15 July, 6-7.30pm – this will be an opportunity to ask Kit and I any questions, hear about our experience of cyanotype and bookbinding, be inspired and share your creations.

Upon completing this workshop you will have a working understanding of the cyanotype process, 4 finished books, 3 cyanotype prints (two of which can be incorporated into your books), plus a print to display and information on where to source materials if you would like to explore these techniques further.

*Kits will be posted out week commencing 22 June and access to the video tutorials will be available from the 1st July.

Cyanotype & Bookbinding workshop with Kit  * NOW SOLD OUT *

Our limited edition of kits for this workshop have now sold out but you can still join in by paying for the tutorial only and sourcing your own materials, see below . . .

Cyanotype & Bookbinding workshop

Access to a series of step-by-step video tutorials that take you through the cyanotype process and guide you in making a bundle of books, with the option to incorporate your prints. See below for the list of tools and materials you will need to participate.


Materials / tool list:

  • Awl
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Waxed linen thread or waxed embroidery thread on a blue theme
  • Greyboard / mountboard (2-5mm thick) cut to 11×15.5cm X2
  • Blue book cloth cut to 10 x 23cm
  • Cyanotype paper, A5 X3, either ready-coated or coated yourself (if doing yourself you will need the cyanotype chemicals)
  • Sheet of glass or picture frame to hold down your print while exposed to light
  • Tray to wash your cyanotype print (a deep baking tray or Tupperware container will work)
  • UHU glue
  • 18 pieces of A4 white paper cut on the long edge – in the tutorial I use 170gsm paper
  • 1 piece of A4 paper (170gsm)
  • 3 pieces of A5 paper (170gsm)
  • 30 pieces of A5 copy paper, decorative paper of choice to add details.

*You will receive a more detailed materials/tool list upon purchasing this workshop, with suggestions of where to get your materials and how to prepare them for the workshop.