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KAMI Japanese bookbinding

by Paper Artist Michelle Lackenby


Japanese Bookbinding  

In this 2.5 hour workshop with Paperazzi Design studios paper artist, Michelle Lackenby, you’ll learn a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home.

The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of softcover books to take home. 

Come along and have a fun morning creating your very own handmade books!. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.

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What you will learn

  • Mini leather wrap journals
  • Different concertina folding techniques
  • Japanese bookbinding

What you will get

  • Your very own books to take home

What to bring

  • Your enthusiasm

What to wear

Casual clothing

Appropriate for

13 year old and above

4.9 (11 reviews)
29 May 2019KAMI Japanese bookbinding
I really enjoyed the bookbinding class. While you can find lots of information on line if you want to, the enjoyment is in the meeting of and sharing with others whilst having fun learning something new. There was plenty to challenge us but still allow us to work at our own pace. Interesting information and networking happens when people come together!
31 March 2019KAMI Japanese bookbinding
Kami is a lovely setting for this class, not only because it is a beautiful shop but because of the little things, like the green tea and biscuits during the class. The bookbinding class was great, we packed a lot in but it was really interesting listening to the instructor's experience and enthusiasm and she was very willing and helpful. It worked well to work at your own pace and get help when needed. Thanks to all involved.
27 March 2019KAMI Japanese bookbinding
This was a very enjoyable class and a lovely store to browse through afterwards. Tea and cookies were a nice touch. I'd be interested in doing another class in future.
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Refund Policy

Kami requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Kami to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Kami or organised by Kami must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Kami .


I agree to give Kami unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Kami classes and events or on Kami 's premises. (For use of Kami marketing materials).


Kami requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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