Japanese Bookbinding

What to Bring

  • Nothing but yourselves!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Japanese Bookbinding

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Japanese binding stitch techniques
  • Japanese stab binding
  • Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding

What You Get

  • Make your own set of 4 Japanese books with handmade suminagashi traditional Japanese marbled papers. -A beautiful keepsake – hand stitched by you !


Join work-shop for an crafternoon  of Japanese bookbinding  using  beautiful handmade suminagashi  marbled papers.

In this Japanese bookbinding class Paperazzi Design studios resident paper artist Michelle Lackenby, will guide you through various Japanese binding stitch techniques and patterns and show you how to create your very own books to take home.

The techniques that we will cover 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 soft cover books to take home.

There will also be a demonstration on the suminagashi marbling methods.

These Japanese journals make excellent gifts and can be used for any purpose. Think photo books, writing journals, travel diaries – the possibilities are endless. Come along and have fun creating your very own handmade books using the Japanese binding stitch style. No experience necessary and all materials will be provide.

Michelle (Mitch) Lackenby is qualified and lectures in the areas of Advertising, Graphic Design/Art and Photography and has always been obsessed with pushing the boundaries of art and design within the realm of paper and bookbinding. She has over 20 years industry experience in creative fields which lead to the opening of her own business specialising in artist services, design and workshops. As the creative Director of Paperazzi Design studio, Mitch oversees the branding, photo shoots, art/design direction for the business. Mitch is also the resident Paper Artist for Paperazzi Design Studio where she collaborates with other artists and is currently working on the prototypes for their new product range.


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Mar 2017
Japanese Bookbinding - 26 Feb 2017 2:00 PM

I loved the class! Michelle was a patient and thorough instructor and she made the class interesting. Highly recommended!

Mar 2017
Japanese Bookbinding - 26 Feb 2017 2:00 PM

The class was really interesting. The instructor was exceedingly generous with resources and her time, and she clearly has a love for what she does. From what the teacher made available with teaching us skills and a big variety of materials to work with she inspires you to ideas to try out for yourself at home. I would highly recommend this class. It's a great way to unstress and make beautiful stuff for yourself and gifts for friends/family.

May 2016
Japanese Bookbinding - 21 May 2016 2:00 PM

Practical experience in making books A break in between would have been valuable