The Hearth

Main Road


Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Office: 01661 852545

Cafe: 01661 853563

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with Yvette Ja Hawkins

Origami Succulents Workshop

Sunday 9th February 2020 10.30 – 1pm or 2pm – 4.30pm

Create spring paper succulents in a variety of beautiful luxury origami papers and plant them in their own planter to take away. Perfect decoration for your home this Spring time! We use a mixture of origami, paper cutting and floral arrangement to create a stunning keepsake for the home and the best part is, it requires zero maintenance. Just don’t water them. We will use industry standard papers alongside origami papers from Korea and Japan.

£20, includes materials.

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Introduction to Bookbinding

Sunday 23rd February, 10am - 4pm

On this course you will learn four book structures: Pamphlet, Japanese stab bound, Turkish map fold and concertina. By the end of the day you will take away an example of all 4 methods with the knowledge and skills to make books at home using basic bookbinding tools. A suppliers list is included or you can purchase a bookbinding tool kit with your order.

Yvette is lead artist and founder of Book Apothecary; A travelling museum of artist books and has been teaching bookbinding and paper folding courses for over 10 years.

£50 for the day, book here

Exposed Coptic Sketchbook

Sunday March 22nd, 10.30 - 4.30pm

Create your own sketchbook using this method of bookbinding. Exposed Coptic stitch allows your book to open flat which is perfect if you're a writer or visual artist on the run. On this full day course we will create a hard backed book using materials from the bindery, incorporating hand stitching using waxed linen thread. There will be a range of papers, book cloth and board to use for covers or feel free to bring your own. Bookbinding Tool kits are discounted when bought with the course.

£50 for the day, book here

Spring Paper Wreath

Friday 17th April

More information to follow

Bookmaking for Parents

Friday 1st May, 10am - 2.30pm

Have you ever wondered what to do with all the drawings your child brings home from school/nursery?  My daughter is now 4 and I can see the beautiful development in her mark making journey, so I definitely want to keep everything. Those two squiggles on a page might seem irrelevant on its own, but bound together in a book, the development seen across these pages is immeasurable.

Bring all these papers to this workshop and let me show you how to bind them into a book or folder. We will have the opportunity to work together to find the best binding. Bring photographs and keepsakes and create some scrapbook pages to remind you of what stage and age they were at. By the end of the day you will have 1 (or more) books of your child's drawings bound to keep and look back upon, along with the knowledge to make more at home.

This is a full day session set in school hours in a beautiful setting with a cafe.

£45 for the day, book here

Introduction to Paper Folding

Saturday 23rd May, 10.30am - 4pm
Did you know there are 5 types of origami? On this course Yvette will take you on a crash course of paper folding incorporating all 5 types of origami. From the humble paper crane, to modular and tessellated forms so you are able to create sculptural objects by the end of the session. We will use a variety of paper types and weights and really push the boundaries of what paper can do.  This is a full day course and is for the beginner folder and experienced paper artists alike.

£50, all materials are provided. 

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Summer Paper Garland Flowers

Saturday 13th June,10.30am - 4pm

Make a statement at your garden party, wedding or children's nursery by creating a paper flower backdrop. We will use origami, sculptural and cutting techniques and luxury papers to create a stunning garland backdrop which can be installed indoors or outdoors. Perfect for late summer soirees or even for your wedding. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity and your friends.

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