Junk Journal Workshop held at Bellingen Library

Materials in the process of book binding

Following the success last month of Urunga Library’s Coptic Stitch Book binding Workshop a two day Junk Journal Workshop was held at Bellingen Library last week.

Lead by teacher Monique Bubach, participants learnt what materials to collect including cards, paper, ribbon and material before deconstructing a hardcover book and determining the size of the journal.  Everybody brought their individual skills and set about creating decorative pages and pages for writing. 

Council’s Manager Community Wellbeing, Alison Pattinson said “It seems our residents can’t get enough of craft activities and our Branch Libraries are only too happy to help out.”

“Having workshops like this is a great opportunity for participants to learn new skills and meet new people.  Additionally recent studies indicate that arts and crafts go beyond being a simple hobby and can have very real health benefits, particularly in terms of mental health by improving brain function, encouraging mindfulness and improving the mood”, added Ms Pattinson.

Junk Journaling is gaining popularity as a good way to recycle left over materials and the finished journal can be used as a unique day planner, art journal, scrapbook or personalised gift.

To keep up to date with what is happening at our Libraries visit the library website at www.crl.nsw.gov.au Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/clarence.regional.library/ or telephone Bellingen on 6655 1744, Urunga on 6655 6444 or Dorrigo on 6657 2234.