Andrea Girling’s artist books and drawings at Houghton Hall – 25th March to 29th July 2018

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Andrea’s artist books and drawings will be on display and for sale in the stables with Norfolk by Design at Houghton Hall.  It coincides with the Damien Hirst exhibition that will be on display in the State Rooms.

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New Flicker/Flip Book to add to your collection!

photo for website

The flicker books are very popular with customers, so Andrea has created a new one to add to the collection.  The new flicker book is inspired by the Cheshire cat that features in Lewis Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  Hope you like it!  These will be available to buy from Andrea at the next fair (‘Back to the Garden’ in Letheringsett).

Flicker or Flip books were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.  It was a early form of animation.  Read more on the history of the books here:

Preparing for the next craft fair!


Why not visit our stall at the North Norfolk Arts and Crafts Summer fair, which is held at ‘Back to the Garden’ in Letheringsett near Holt!!  Save these dates in your diary, 15th and 16th July 2017.  We will be showing some newly made exposed stitched bindings and hopefully some new artists’ books.  If you are looking for a gift for that creative person in your life then my tool and bookbinding kits might be ideal!  There will be an opportunity to buy book binding supplies like linen thread in various colours and book cloth.  If you visit me at the stall I will be giving 10% off any of my future bookbinding and collagraph workshops (a deposit of £10 will be required to secure your place on a workshop).

If you’ve not come across artists’ books before visit the V&A museum website link here:

Tool kit for website

Everything to get you started!  Bookbinding Tool Kit beautifully presented in a box.  Available to buy now! – contact me:



Open Studios LAST WEEKEND!

Handmade Books

Blank page journals made by Andrea Girling. From left to right: Secret Belgian Binding, Buttonhole Binding, Long Stitch Binding in leather.

This was our first Open Studios in Norfolk and it has gone really well.  We’ve had some lovely visitors!  This weekend is our last weekend so if you have a spare moment why not pop in and have a look to see what we’ve been up to.

The printmaking demonstration and taster bookbinding workshop were a success last weekend!  Andrea intends to do further workshops during the year.  Dates will be put in the ‘workshop section’ above.

It’s been a while!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on the blog.  The reason for it being so quiet is that Andrea Girling has been studying for a Fine Art Masters degree, which she successfully completed!  She is now looking forward to graduating in July this year.

We have been thinking of changing the name of our collective to incorporate our interests in other areas of art.  Andrea’s main discipline is in drawing and is interested in the dualities of the fast/slow and the machine/handmade.  Her research has been based around the question of ‘What is it to be human in the technological and digital age?’ and ‘Are we going too fast for nature?’.