YH Studio

is creating Origami, bookbinding and textile tutorials

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Hello! And welcome to my Patreon page. I'm super grateful you stopped by.

I'm Yvette Hawkins, a visual artist working across sculpture, origami, textiles and installation and I've been doing this for 15+ years. It's the best job in the world, although it can be a little unstable at times.

In 2019 my circumstances changed and I became a single mother. Navigating this new world as a freelance working parent while also raising an adventurous, courageous daughter has made me rethink my work strategy, so that I am more present as a parent, without having to compromise my absolute need to keep being a maker (both financially and emotionally).

My goal here on Patreon, is to move my established socially engaged practice online so that I am able to continue to develop this work in a much more manageable way. This means I will be doing less physical workshops in the real world, which mainly happen in evenings and weekends or over school pick up times. Instead I hope to continue to deliver workshops via this network through videos, tutorials and posts.

What I love about this way of working is the fact that a workshop to my audience will work out much cheaper than a physical one. There doesn't need to be a room hire or materials costed into my workshops. The more people who subscribe the more workshops I can deliver online. It's a no brainer right?

In my videos I will aim to be as present as possible so that I can still be with you every step of the way. You can also ask questions about technique and offer me feedback to make my tutorials better.

So what will I be doing exactly? Here's a list of things that will be offered to patrons:

  • Bookbinding masterclasses
  • Book Art tutorials
  • Origami tutorials
  • Eco Dyeing Masterclasses
  • Access to my favourite suppliers of the highest quality materials
  • Industry tricks of the trade
  • Q&A sessions with me
  • Monthly challenges to develop your work
  • Online mentoring

All of these things will be peppered with my journey to becoming a freelance artist and how I navigate single parenthood with being a creative practitioner.

There's also so many other great things about being a patron. From secret mailers coming to you in the post (who doesn't love receiving a handmade parcel right?) to artwork, personalised maps at a discounted rate to the ones on my website, gifts and more!
Tiers
Merit Badge
$1 or more per month

Welcome to my little world


You've joined my corner of the world and you will receive all the news and access to all my patreon posts. What joy! 


You'll also become a member of my studio group which means an email every now and again with discount codes to things i'm doing in the real world and invites to studio opens.


An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts


Eternal gratitude


All PDF instructions I make from here and into the future.



Create Merit Badge
$5 or more per month

A Fiver! Amazing, thank you.


As well as all the benefits from the $1 tier, you will also get exclusive access to a monthly mini tutorial which you can view as many times as you need.


*A mini tutorial is like a taster workshop. It's for beginners, no experience needed and you can do it in under 15 minutes.


If you subscribe to this tier ( and I really think you should - but you don't have to, but please do...) you will get


  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 10% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • YAY!







Secret Mailer Merit Badge
$10 or more per month

A Tenner, blimey you are awesome, thank you!


Well this is a nice surprise. If you subscribe to this one, you must really like my work. I'm going to step up my game here and do something fab. The main benefit of this tier is i'm going to send you some secret post twice a year. You'll also get all the benefits of the two lower tiers. 


The secret post will be a mixture of things I make, prompts for your own creative adventures and just a nice gift because I think you're awesome for investing in me.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 10% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!







GIFTED Merit Badge
$25 or more per month

Crikey £25 per month is an amazing amount to give an independent artist per month. Thank you.


This tier is all about the gifts. Not only will you receive everything in the three tiers above, you will also receive a mini map of your choice - choose the location and I'll make it and send to your door.

PLUS 25% discount off anything in my online shop.


Subscribers to this tier will also have access to a bespoke online tutorial of their choice. All members of this tier will submit their preference and I will create a bespoke workshop tutorial based on the highest votes. You can vote 4 times a year and receive 4 tutorials across the year, chosen by the GIFTED community.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A mini map in a location of your choice
  • 4 bespoke online tutorials suited to your needs
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A mini tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 25% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!







Mentoring Merit Badge
$50 or more per month only 10 left

Well this is getting serious now isn't it. I think it's time to meet in the real world.


If you subscribe to $50 every month you are (a) some kind of magical unicorn (b) incredibly generous (c) just the bees knees (d) gonna get some VIP treatment right here!


This tier will grant you 1 whole day with me whereby as well as all the benefits of the other tiers, I will also arrange 2 half day sessions in my studio where you can either have a structured mentoring session  (would like some feedback on your own work) or learn a new skill of your choice with all materials included. Travel expenses within the UK will be covered by me!


PLUS 25% discount off anything in my online shop.


Additionally subscribers to this tier will also have access to an online tutorial of their choice. All members of this tier will submit their preference and I will create a bespoke workshop tutorial based on the highest votes. You can vote 4 times a year and receive 4 tutorials across the year, chosen by the GIFTED and MENTORING tier community.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • 2 half day sessions (either mentoring or workshop or both)
  • A mini map in a location of your choice
  • 4 bespoke online tutorials suited to your needs
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A mini tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 25% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!







Hello! And welcome to my Patreon page. I'm super grateful you stopped by.

I'm Yvette Hawkins, a visual artist working across sculpture, origami, textiles and installation and I've been doing this for 15+ years. It's the best job in the world, although it can be a little unstable at times.

In 2019 my circumstances changed and I became a single mother. Navigating this new world as a freelance working parent while also raising an adventurous, courageous daughter has made me rethink my work strategy, so that I am more present as a parent, without having to compromise my absolute need to keep being a maker (both financially and emotionally).

My goal here on Patreon, is to move my established socially engaged practice online so that I am able to continue to develop this work in a much more manageable way. This means I will be doing less physical workshops in the real world, which mainly happen in evenings and weekends or over school pick up times. Instead I hope to continue to deliver workshops via this network through videos, tutorials and posts.

What I love about this way of working is the fact that a workshop to my audience will work out much cheaper than a physical one. There doesn't need to be a room hire or materials costed into my workshops. The more people who subscribe the more workshops I can deliver online. It's a no brainer right?

In my videos I will aim to be as present as possible so that I can still be with you every step of the way. You can also ask questions about technique and offer me feedback to make my tutorials better.

So what will I be doing exactly? Here's a list of things that will be offered to patrons:

  • Bookbinding masterclasses
  • Book Art tutorials
  • Origami tutorials
  • Eco Dyeing Masterclasses
  • Access to my favourite suppliers of the highest quality materials
  • Industry tricks of the trade
  • Q&A sessions with me
  • Monthly challenges to develop your work
  • Online mentoring

All of these things will be peppered with my journey to becoming a freelance artist and how I navigate single parenthood with being a creative practitioner.

There's also so many other great things about being a patron. From secret mailers coming to you in the post (who doesn't love receiving a handmade parcel right?) to artwork, personalised maps at a discounted rate to the ones on my website, gifts and more!

Recent posts by YH Studio

Tiers
Merit Badge
$1 or more per month

Welcome to my little world


You've joined my corner of the world and you will receive all the news and access to all my patreon posts. What joy! 


You'll also become a member of my studio group which means an email every now and again with discount codes to things i'm doing in the real world and invites to studio opens.


An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts


Eternal gratitude


All PDF instructions I make from here and into the future.



Create Merit Badge
$5 or more per month

A Fiver! Amazing, thank you.


As well as all the benefits from the $1 tier, you will also get exclusive access to a monthly mini tutorial which you can view as many times as you need.


*A mini tutorial is like a taster workshop. It's for beginners, no experience needed and you can do it in under 15 minutes.


If you subscribe to this tier ( and I really think you should - but you don't have to, but please do...) you will get


  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 10% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • YAY!







Secret Mailer Merit Badge
$10 or more per month

A Tenner, blimey you are awesome, thank you!


Well this is a nice surprise. If you subscribe to this one, you must really like my work. I'm going to step up my game here and do something fab. The main benefit of this tier is i'm going to send you some secret post twice a year. You'll also get all the benefits of the two lower tiers. 


The secret post will be a mixture of things I make, prompts for your own creative adventures and just a nice gift because I think you're awesome for investing in me.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 10% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!







GIFTED Merit Badge
$25 or more per month

Crikey £25 per month is an amazing amount to give an independent artist per month. Thank you.


This tier is all about the gifts. Not only will you receive everything in the three tiers above, you will also receive a mini map of your choice - choose the location and I'll make it and send to your door.

PLUS 25% discount off anything in my online shop.


Subscribers to this tier will also have access to a bespoke online tutorial of their choice. All members of this tier will submit their preference and I will create a bespoke workshop tutorial based on the highest votes. You can vote 4 times a year and receive 4 tutorials across the year, chosen by the GIFTED community.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • A mini map in a location of your choice
  • 4 bespoke online tutorials suited to your needs
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A mini tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 25% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!







Mentoring Merit Badge
$50 or more per month only 10 left

Well this is getting serious now isn't it. I think it's time to meet in the real world.


If you subscribe to $50 every month you are (a) some kind of magical unicorn (b) incredibly generous (c) just the bees knees (d) gonna get some VIP treatment right here!


This tier will grant you 1 whole day with me whereby as well as all the benefits of the other tiers, I will also arrange 2 half day sessions in my studio where you can either have a structured mentoring session  (would like some feedback on your own work) or learn a new skill of your choice with all materials included. Travel expenses within the UK will be covered by me!


PLUS 25% discount off anything in my online shop.


Additionally subscribers to this tier will also have access to an online tutorial of their choice. All members of this tier will submit their preference and I will create a bespoke workshop tutorial based on the highest votes. You can vote 4 times a year and receive 4 tutorials across the year, chosen by the GIFTED and MENTORING tier community.



  • Extra special eternal gratitude
  • 2 half day sessions (either mentoring or workshop or both)
  • A mini map in a location of your choice
  • 4 bespoke online tutorials suited to your needs
  • A secret mailer box - sent twice a year
  • A postcard of one of my installations sent to your door
  • A mini tutorial every month forever
  • Links to where to purchase materials
  • PLUS as a supporter you will also receive 25% discount on ANYTHING in my shop found on my website www.yvettehawkins.co.uk 
  • An online thank you and name drop on my social media accounts
  • Membership to my online studio group
  • Newsletter sent bi-monthly
  • YAY!