By Endurance We Conquer Book Binding and ScreenPrinting Workshop.
By Endurance we conquer, the Shackleton family motto and a great motto to start the new year and lay 2020 firmly in the past.
In the historic, beautiful ambience of the Tanyard, Ballitore, we bind our own journeys by making our own books. A Tour of The Quaker Museum and lunch in the Tanyard coffee shop are also optional.
A one day or half day book-binding and screen-printing workshop with Angelina Foster. Angelina will guide you to bind your own fabric clothed journal and screen print the Shackleton motto “By Endurance we conquer” in English and Latin "Fortitudine Vincimus" on the front cover. With a choice of artist and writing paper, your book is a step in your own story. You will also bind a small single signature soft cover notebook, using a choice of naturally dyed botanical covers or feel free to bring your own artwork.
There is something very special about binding your own sketchbook, notebook or diary. If you keep a diary, like to write or sketch this is a perfect way to connect with your thoughts.
The Tanyard is located in the shadow of Mary Leadbetter’s house (now the library and Quaker Museum). Mary Leadbetter (née Shackleton) was an Irish writer, poet and the first female postmaster in Ireland.
"In the darkening twilight I saw a lone star hover gem-like above the bay", were last words written in his diary by Ernest Shackleton.
We will draw inspiration from famous past Shackleton creatives such as Mary and her grand nephew Ernest Shackleton, who was born in nearby Kilkea.
As an artist and printmaker, I am inspired by words, stories, and symbols from Ireland’s past.
I share my passion for Ireland’s words, heritage and culture through the designs and experiences I create. I have also completed the Fáilte Ireland safety charter
Dates: 1/2 day option 27th February - Time 10.30 – 1.30pm
Full day - 13th March 2021 Time 10.30 – 3pm ish
1/2 day 20th March 2021 - Time 10.30-1.30pm
Spaces limited to just 4, physically distanced, each person has a table & individual tools.
Place: The Old Tanyard (behind Ballitore library).
All materials included (we will be using a variety of quality recycled papers, Japanese Awagami papers, lined papers, book cloth, waxed thread, non toxic screen printing inks & screens)
Tea, coffee, biccies included
Please note the ½ day or full are similar, the difference between them is; for the ½ day you are assembling the book, I prep everything, fold the paper, glue, I choose & make the covers. In the full day you make your book from start to finish, choosing your own papers and covers.
Masks must worn during the workshop, however, we will take a couple of breaks to allow a breath of fresh air in the courtyard.
What to bring: spot of lunch and a smile ;)
Not included: lunch (lunch may be booked in advance with the new Tanyard coffee shop next door to my studio), entrance to the Quaker Museum is free, although you may leave a donation.
Please note I am facilitating a natural dyeing taster workshop, "Eco-Printing on Paper" on the 13th February if you would prefer to make your own covers for the softcover notebook. Otherwise, I have plenty to choose from!