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Sat, 28 Jan


DIY Craft Bar

Cyanotype + Book Binding

Create your very own Cyanotype Journal or Diary... using the sun to make prints

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Cyanotype + Book Binding
Cyanotype + Book Binding

Time & Location

28 Jan 2023, 09:00 – 13:00

DIY Craft Bar, Red Herring Centre, 65 Beach Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa

About the Event

Learn the simple art of sun printing and book binding with Andy from the DIY Craft Bar and Garyth Bevan fom Garyth Bevan Photography... Garyth is also a Visual Communicator and Photography lecturer at the Stellenbosch Academy.

Cyanotype, is a process using a combination of two chemicals, which are combined in equal parts. The  result gives a striking image against a background of cyan / blue. This process can be used to make clothes, wall art, decor, scarves and so many more possibilities.

Book binding: Learn how to make your very own A5 journal using Coptic Stitch. We will then add your cyanotype prints to personalise it. You can choose to customise your journal to be a diary or a generic journal

You have the option of your working pages to be: Blank, bullet journal pages (dot grid), lined or pre-designed templates.

There are many benefits to journaling

  • Safe space for your thoughts
  • Helps you manage stress & anxiety
  • Promotes self-awareness
  • Helps with achieving goals

No previous experience is required. Suitable for teens and adults.


  • Course notes
  • All tools, materials and chemicals
  • Foliage / stencils / generic items
  • Your own Cyanotype cover
  • String for stitching
  • 13 cyanotype section dividers (monthly or generic)
  • Dot grid / lined / pre-planned working pages

What to Bring

We will be providing some organic materials, stencils, generic items and fabric for you to create your prints, but we encourage you to bring your own grasses, leaves, flowers, lace, doilies, stencils, transparencies or anything you believe will add to your prints.

Date: 28 January from 9am - 1pm

Venue: DIY Craft Bar, Noordhoek

Price: R595 per person

Duration: 4 hours

Prep Day: Should you wish to paint the Cyanotype medium on your cover and dividers, we will be doing this on the 26 January @ 5pm, otherwise we will prepare them on your behalf.

DIY Kits will be available to purchase on the day at R 295.00 each.

The kit includes enough product to make 200ml total solution, which will cover approximately 80 x A4 pages. Also includes a measuring beaker, gloves, instructional leaflet, measuring spoon and test pages.


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