Bookbinding at Mackintosh at the Willow

Event Date:

19 November 2022

Event Time:

10:15 am

Event Location:

Mackintosh at the Willow

As a huge fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, I am very excited to be teaching a day long workshop at the beautifully and faithfully restored Mackintosh at the Willow.

Our day together will start with a tour of the space before we settle in to make two books inspired by the man himself. Both books will use a technique often called Japanese stab binding – which feels very appropriate given Mackintosh’s own love of Japanese style and design, seen in much of his work. One will be a traditional style binding and the other more modern, with a pattern I’ve designed specifically for the day and based off Mackintosh’s work. Both will incorporate covers with art nouveau images from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work.

We’ll be spoiled culinarily as well as by our inspirational surrounds: a soup and sandwich lunch as well as afternoon tea/coffee with scones will be provided by the venue.

Fee includes lunch and scones, tour, materials needed, and tools to use for the day. No experience is necessary, though those with some experience in bookbinding are very welcome.

If you have any food allergies or access requirements, please contact me as soon as possible so we can make required arrangements.

Please note this class is not suitable for children.


Image attribution: JJCMarshall, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 to 13 days of the event will incur a 50% fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event are non-refundable. When you register for a class, you agree to these terms. In the unlikely event that I need to cancel a workshop, as much notice as possible will be given and you will be refunded in full.

Lunch menu

Lunch will be the soup of the day with a sandwich of your choice from:

Vegan Smoked Applewood Cheese - Open sandwich on lightly toasted sourdough with caramelised onion jam & rocket 

Ayrshire Honey Roast Ham - Open sandwich on lightly toasted sourdough with rocket & mustard mayo

Warm Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables - Open sandwich on lightly toasted sourdough served with basil, & mayo 

Free Barn Range Egg Mayo & Cress - Closed sandwich on your choice of brown or white bloomer

Cornfed Chicken, Tomato & Basil Mayonnaise - Closed sandwich on your choice of brown or white bloomer 

Event Location:

Total Seats: 12 (1 Left:)
  • Mackintosh at the Willow
  • 215-217 Sauchiehall Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 3EX
  • Scotland

Event Details

  • 19 November 2022 10:15 am   -   4:00 pm
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