In this workshop we’ll create a bound journal, using your own ‘junk’! In the majority of my classes, all art materials are provided, but in this class, I ask you to bring along various materials you have found around your home, so that you can make a journal that is personal to you. I will provide everything else you will need on the workshop. Using your found materials, we’ll first create our book pages, and then create the covers. These will all be bound together to create your book. Then I’ll take you through adding pockets and preparing your journal pages ready for writing, adding in photographs and memories – whatever you would like to use your journal for! This workshop is suitable for beginners. As we’ll be using glue, ink and gesso in this workshop, please either wear an apron or old clothes. There is a maximum number of two people on the workshop, so you will receive plenty of individual attention and tuition.

What's included in the price?

I will send you a list of what you need to bring to make your junk journal personal to you, but I will provide all the glue, scissors, thread and needles in order to make the book. I will also provide some extra paper just in case! Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Crafts for Wellbeing

with Craft Courses since 2020

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I’m Carrie, and I’m an artist and art and crafts teacher based in Stanley, north east England. I have been teaching art and crafts since the early 2000s and teach a weekly art and craft workshop in the local area for a social prescribing programme. Through personal experience, and having lived with depression and anxiety since the early 1990s, I know just how engaging with art and crafts can bring about a wonderful sense of wellbeing and relaxation. I absolutely love passing on my knowledge and the benefits of art and craft for wellbeing. I particularly enjoy teaching absolute beginners, so rest assured, whatever your art and craft experience, I will guide you through the process and make it as enjoyable as I can for you! I love to share my knowledge and tips and techniques, so I hope you'll find the classes fun and informative.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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27 North Terrace, , Stanley, County Durham, DH9 7LD