Japanese Bookbinding: Fundamentals & Beyond

  • Artists' Mediums 300 Cornerstone Dr Williston, VT, 05495 United States

A one day workshop.
Location: Artists' Mediums, Williston VT.


Japanese bookbinding is an ancient art that has experienced a recent surge in popularity among book and paper artists and crafters. In this class you’ll learn a little bit of history and context of the Japanese book binding tradition and where it fits in the context of bookbinding worldwide. We’ll practice multiple binding patterns and variations on each, beginning with basic “yamato toji” and “yotsumi toji” (2 and 4 hole bindings) and moving through more complex “kikko toji” (tortoise shell), “Asa-no-ha-toji” (hemp leaf) patterns. You’ll have time to explore and create in a relaxed environment and take home several unique, expressive, and functional books that can be used for journaling, writing, scrapbooking. You’ll also receive handouts with the techniques & materials we covered, plus a list of resources for further exploration and inspiration. Whether you’re a curious beginner or have some experience with book arts, you’ll find this class inspirational and informative. This is a fantastic way for couples, or parents and teens to spend an afternoon together.


Register early, spaces are limited and this class will fill.


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