Make Recycled Eco-printed Artist Books by Cat Lewis

Festival: 2016
Event type: Learn and Take Part Activities

Use collected plants, natural fibres and recycled papers to create your own unique artists books.

You will start by making decorated papers using mono-prints, direct contact plant prints and stamps, with

combinations of foraged plant materials and Cat’s own hand-made plant pigment printing inks. These decorated

papers will then be used to cover and illustrate your own books.

You will be able to make a simple folded pamphlet book and a stitched Japanese bound book.

What to bring?

Scrap papers, plant materials such as berries, grasses, leaves;

threads and small fabric scraps.

Basic art kit – pens, pencils, rule, scissors, note book.

Suitable for aged 16+

Cost £50

To book or find out more, email or book


Catherine Lewis is an expert in textile dyeing and printing techniques; born and raised in South Wales, trained in textile design at Chelsea College of Art, with a Masters in Fine Art from Swansea University. She’s been refining and sharing her knowledge of textiles for over twenty years; now focussing on making things less harmful, less wasteful, longer lasting and more local. Cat creates her one-off textiles and prints by alchemical natural dye and print processes, using ancient shibori techniques, natural dyes and prints, transforming each textile into a wondrous physical memory of nature’s bounty. She works with other designers and artists to realise their natural dyeing wishes, as well as creating custom pieces for private clients.

Make Recycled Eco-printed Artist Books

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