1st March 2024

Printed Bound, Sunny Bank Mills’ annual Artists’ Book and Print Fair, is back over the weekend of 2nd-3rd March in the iconic 1912 Mill.

Leeds’ biggest Print Fair, Printed Bound returns and features over 50 printmakers, bookmakers, collectives and studios ready to sell their work as part of a weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary print and bookbinding techniques.

Expect to see screenprints, monoprints, risographs, collographs, zines, hand-bound books and more. There will be a wide range of stallholders from across the UK, including Basil & Ford, Angela Hall, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Ploterre, Concrete Nature and Abbie Lois to name but a few.

Natalie Kolowiecki, Arts Events Co-ordinator at Sunny Bank Mills, explained: “We’re very excited that our prestigious Artists’ Book and Print Fair is back.

“There will be 100s of prints and books to see from a wide selection of artists, from early career zine makers to traditional printmakers. Visit the fair’s craft café for cakes, savoury food, and hot & cold drinks.

If you want to learn a new skill or brush up on an existing one, we have a range of pre-bookable workshops happening throughout the weekend, including stencil screen printing with Wendy Roby, notebook binding with Concrete Nature, drypoint etching with Cath Brooke, printing cyanotypes with Short and Few, Japanese notebook binding with Ciarrai Samson  and zine making with Laura Alice. We’re also welcoming back Shaeron and the Artmakers from Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre for an introduction to lino printing. Some of our workshops are sold out but you will be able to book on the day if there are spaces available.

“Or drop in to the fair and screenprint your own Ellie Way 1912 Mill travel postcard, from her brand-new design created for Printed Bound 2024!

“If all of this is not enough, our artist community is holding Open Studios in both the Twisting and Spinning Mill where you can meet them, find out more about what they do and buy art direct from the makers. In the Gallery, our Ones to Watch exhibition opens, showcasing the work of 40 Yorkshire-based emerging artists. On Saturday, our Museum and Archive is open to drop in where you can find out about 180 years of cloth production and the lives of our former mill workers.”

Make a day or even a weekend of it by visiting Printed Bound. All of the Mills usual retail and food and drink outlets will be open. There’s free parking and U12s have free entry into the Print Fair.

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