Make your own junk journal


Sunday 28th January 2024
13:00 – 17:00 GMT
Space2Create, Kendal

Create your own personal junk journal: a beautiful, meaningful handmade book made from recycled materials, hand-finished papers & mementos.

Love journalling? Hate waste? You’ll love this afternoon of creativity as we transform recycled and found materials into deeply personal journals that you’ll treasure.

Junk journals take journalling to the next level: the book itself is a creative expression of who you are, and the pages include mementoes and prompts chosen by you.

Together we will each create a personal journal from scratch: cover, pages, secret pockets, bookmarks and hand-bound finishes.

This relaxed pace, small group workshop is designed for beginners. You will leave feeling inspired to continue journal making and journalling at home.

We will provide:

  • a selection of materials and all the tools you need for journal making
  • guided step-by-step instructions
  • organic, Fairtrade hot drinks and palm-oil free biscuits.

What to bring

  • Scrap paper, greetings cards, gift wrap, etc. that you can use use to build your junk journal.
  • Any meaningful papers, fabrics, ribbons, mementoes that you would like to incorporate into your journal.

Concession tickets

Being accessible and inclusive to everyone is important to us at Simply Repair. If you want to join us on any of the workshops but financial circumstances prevent this, please email info@simplyrepair.org.uk so we can help. All requests are confidential, and we offer a no questions asked policy. We will do our best to accommodate, and in the event where the workshop is already full we can discuss future options.

Your workshop host

Your host for this workshop is local artist and creative practitioner Amy Stretch-Parker. Amy works in a variety of media – mostly recycled materials, found natural objects and textiles – to create deeply personal pieces. Her workshops and practice focus on mental wellbeing through creative expression and reflection. Amy has worked in creativity for wellbeing for over 15 years as a music tutor and visual arts creative practitioner both freelance and in arts organisations.

Refunds and Cancellations

Tickets will be refunded if:

  • the event is cancelled
  • the event is rescheduled, and you cannot make the new date
  • the event changes location, and you cannot attend

If you have been charged a booking fee, unfortunately this cannot be refunded.

If you are unable to attend please email as soon as possible and we will access the request on a case by case basis. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds if:

  • you can no longer attend the event due to personal circumstances
  • you have changed your mind about attending the event

About Simply Repair South Lakes

Our making and mending workshops bring people together to learn or refresh a range of repair and crafting skills in a friendly, informal atmosphere led by local tutors and volunteers. All profits are used by Simply Repair to fund more repair cafes and share more repair skills.

Our aims at Simply Repair are to reduce waste, share skills, improve wellbeing and build communities. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn how. We hold repair events where you can get small electricals, clothes, furniture, toys and other household items fixed free of charge.

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