Workshop series: Bookbinding - 4 different ways
from AU$149.00/head



Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 mins
Group Size: 12 - 12


Book Binding Workshop Series 

Book all 4 weeks or drop in casually

JUNE 17TH - Week 1:

BOOKBINDING: Japanese Hard Cover Bookbinding 

In this workshop  you will learn the basics of Japanese stitch binding techniques and create your own books to take home. The workshop begins by creating the hardcovers which will be covered in bookbinders buckram - the standard book binding material. Once these are completed, you will be able to stitch your creation together to form a hardcover book with a simple Noble Binding (Koki Toji). 

You will learn techniques to make their on Japanese bound books

Students will take home One hard cover Japanese bound book and worksheets  

JUNE 24TH - Week 2:

BOOKBINDING: Soft Cover Japanese Book Binding

In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of Japanese stitch binding techniques and create your own books to take home. You will learn four styles of stitching and have four books to take home! The workshop begins with a simple 4 hole binding (Yotsume Toji) and builds on this technique to complete slightly more complicated stitches including Noble binding (Koki Toji), Hemp leaf binding (Asa-No-Ha Toji) and Tortoise Shell binding (Kikko Toji). 

July  1ST  - Week 3: 

BOOKBINDING: A Mix of Stitches 

In this workshop  you’ll discover the history behind three different types of bookbinding sewing methods. You’ll learn four different styles of stitching including two styles of Pamphlet Stitching (perfect for zines),  the Japanese four hole binding (Yotsume Toji) where you’ll then be able to build on those skills to complete slightly more complicated stitching of the Noble binding (Koki Toji).

You will learn techniques to create their own books.

Students will take home detailed worksheets and four completed sample books.

JULY 8th  - Week 4:

BOOKBINDING: Concertina Hard Case Cover Binding

In this workshop you’ll discover the history and build an understanding for the uses of the concertina fold. You’ll learn the basics of working with paper while creating a hard cover case for the folded pages. 

You will learn techniques to make their own concertina books

Students will take home one hard cover concertina book and worksheet



This workshop is being run by the Guild of Objects

The Guild of Objects is a social enterprise whose mission is to support artists and creatives in their creative journey.

All of our workshops are artist lead and the income that we generate from these workshops goes directly to supporting our creative community.

Our workshops are held in our amazing studio on Hardware Lane, Melbourne.

To ensure you have the best experience we limit participant  numbers in our workshops to 12 

By participating in this workshop, you are supporting the creative community in Melbourne

You can find us online at  Guild of Objects


Our workshops are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne. We understand the importance of connection so our workshops are all limited to 12, that way you get one on one time with your teacher and have time to chat with the other participants. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of Prosecco or a cold beer, we cater for all our workshop participants.

So if you’re looking for a relaxed workshop experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people then come along to the Guild


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What you will learn

  • Techniques to create their own books for all 4 workshops.
  • Techniques to make their on Japanese bound books

What you will get

  • Students will take home detailed worksheets and various completed books.
  • Students will also be provided with all materials for the class.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Parking Info

You can opt to use the garage at 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure for more parking space. (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this expense)

Please note that unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, as there is a flight of approximately 10 steps at the building's entrance.

What to bring

  • Bring your enthusiasm!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Any one interested in learning Tapestry Weaving

Guild Of Objects

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The Guild of Objects is a registered Social Enterprise

The Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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5.0 (1 review)
Paigerated it
18 Jun 2021
Great class! Thorough teaching and knowledge. Very enjoyable, easy to follow and great hospitality.

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 3 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

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