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BOOKBINDING COURSE NEAR YOU?

Join Us At Gartmore House For Our Bookbinding Course

available dates :

April - September 2022

“I was on the hunt for a new craft to learn when I heard about this bookbinding course at Gartmore House.”

About The Course

When there aren’t any bookbinding courses near you, then sometimes the best thing to do is to do it on holiday!


There aren’t many bookbinding courses like this one. Over four days of specialised tutition, expert bookbinder Cassandra Barron will share some of her favourite bookbinding techniques with you. From traditional and contemporary bookbinding methods, to more free-form ways of making your own decorative papers to use in your books.

Get to the heart of the craft with specialised, expert tuition while you get away from all in the heart of the Scottish countryside.
Cass is passionate about recycling and takes much inspiration from nature and found objects so expect lots of lovely papers, old maps, botanical prints and remnant fabrics to work with and be inspired by.

At the end of the your bookbinding course you will have a collection of unique and usable books, which make for great sketchbooks, journals, notebooks and presents as well as the skills and tool to make more of these at home.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:

Tuition

Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition from Cassandra Barron.

Equipment

All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.

Transfers

Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

Here's what a previous participant has to say about this course:

“Cass leads a brilliant array of different workshops and collaborates with other talented craftspeople. Bookbinding is an excellent skill to learn as it can lead in so many different directions once you have picked up basic skills. I really enjoyed learning how to upcycle materials too. Definite recommendation!” – Susan MacNaughton

Booking Information

Dates 2022
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

More Reviews...

Cass is a natural teacher, a professional and friendly person. She also knows the importance of a cup of tea and a biscuit to keep the creative juices flowing!

Gillian Harrison

Please note: The above reviews come from past workshops and courses run by the tutor out with Gartmore House.

Your Course Tutor: Cassandra Barron

Cassandra Barron was born in the North of England but has called Edinburgh home for many years now. As a self taught bookbinder, Cass has a particular interest in working with pre-loved and everyday materials and takes much inspiration from the natural world. She first delved into bookbinding while studying Fine Art Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art, making her own sketchbooks to record her creative process before moving on to using more unconventional materials such as wood and concrete to make Artists Books.

Following her time at Art School, Cass went on to complete a Masters in Art Museum and Gallery Education and has worked for a wide range of cultural venues, creative festivals and community organisations, developing and delivering creative workshops for all ages.

Her passion for bookbinding was reignited 10 years ago when volunteering with Remade in Edinburgh and a piece of leather (from an old sofa) was donated – this led to Cass developing a series of bookbinding workshops, which she now runs under the name ‘Bookbinding with Cass’ and teaches independently and in partnership both in person and online.

‘There is something ever so satisfying about re-imagining materials, such as leather and textile remnants, paper made from coffee cups, old envelopes, maps and buttons into one-of-a-kind books that go on to have a life of their own, be this as a sketchbook, diary, travel journal or memory book. I get a real buzz out of sharing my passion for bookbinding and inspiring others to see the creative potential of pre-loved materials.’

You can find out more about Cass and her work via her Instagram and Facebook.

Faq

  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location

  • FOOD & DRINK

  • OTHER

Where can I find out more about the course?

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.

What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage. However, should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To secure your booking, a non-refundable £100 per person deposit is required. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For holidays booked within 6 weeks of the  arrival date, full payment is required at time of booking.


Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued.


If you cancel a booking, your £100 deposit is non-refundable. The rest of your payment will be refunded if you cancel no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 10am (5 and 6-night holidays) or 4pm (2-night holidays) on the day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.



Booking Information

Dates 2022
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

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Spots on this course is limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen the way you think about BookBinding.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991