By Endurance we conquer, the Shackleton family motto and a great motto for 2021! In the historic, beautiful ambience of the Tanyard, Ballitore, you can bind your own journeys by making your own books.
A full 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.
1/2 day: Time 10.30 – 1.30pm
Full day: Time 10.30 – 3pm ish
Spaces limited to just 4, physically distanced, each person has a table & individual tools.
Price €75 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.
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