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This workshop will teach a contemporary twist on a centuries old book style. 

Whether you like to paint, draw, write or just love to feel the crisp fold of beautiful papers come learn how to make a hardcover accordion with a spine. These books are a wonderful way to contain and display your work, memories or writing.

The addition of a spine gives the book many different characteristics and advantages to the traditionally open accordion/concertina book. It is also a great introduction to the fully cased book binding technique.

You will take home a beautiful handcrafted hard covered accordion book made from the highest quality archival art materials – ready to take on your paint, pencil or ink marks. 

As you make your books you will learn many essential book binding skills about grain, folding and cutting. You will also learn about all the equipment, materials and tips you need to embark confidently on your own projects. No previous experience necessary.

This will be 3 hours of paper heaven in a beautiful bush setting and you will take home a completed book ready for your pen, ink or paint marks! No book binding experience is necessary. All materials included. Delicious gluten free, vegetarian snacks provided. Plenty of parking.


Eramboo Artist Environment, 304 McCarrs Creek Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084.

I will send directions and parking information in a booking confirmation email.

If you have any questions please get in touch

Cost: $130.00

Bookings: Eventbrite  

Includes all materials and equipment will be provided along with delicious substantial snacks.

Pax Max: 10

About Sam:

I am a full time photographer and a part time artist. For a long time I have also created handmade books in various forms for myself and others to contain, record, hide and display thoughts, memories and artworks. I cannot imagine a time when people will not be drawn to objects made by hand, real to the touch. Such things contain something special…desirable warmth that no amount of technology can match. 

Find out more about Samantha’s current work and projects on her website: