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Book Smithing


Sat 13 Jul 2019, 10:30am–1:30pm

Where: Artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills, Queensland

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Cost: $90.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: workshoprhr

About the workshop:
Create your own unique art work by reusing and celebrate old discarded books. In this ‘Book Smithing’ workshop you will repurpose old book illustrations and use simple stitching methods to embellish the piece.

Old books have an amazing quality to them; the paper stock, the imagery and often the printing techniques. Many books are already artworks in themselves. This technique allows you to add your own personal touch and some texture to emphasis certain elements of the image. Create art work to frame or gift to take home, see some more examples below!

Skill Level:
Beginner, but comfortable threading a needle and doing basic stitching would be beneficial.

Included in workshop ticket:
A range of books / book pages on different themes
All materials and equipment
A notebook (handmade using discarded book pages)
Take home your own original artwork
Stitching paper can be fragile—learn a few interesting tips!
Light refreshment

What to bring:
Sam will provide a variety of books and book pages on different themes, but please feel free to bring along any books or book pages that you may like to stitch. Please wear closed shoes.

About practitioner:
Sam Parsons, of Studio Sam is a natural born creative working across traditional boundaries of design. Her practice includes interior design, landscape design, custom design, design thinking, creative direction, collaborations, book smithing, research and the creation and facilitation of workshops and children’s activities.

Sam has developed and facilitated a variety of workshops and activities including workshops at Artisan, Queensland Museum and the Museum of Brisbane.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Please note this workshop can be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:
Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted. Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will not be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to