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KAMI Japanese bookbinding


by Kami

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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



Vendor since 2017

Kami offers our customers the largest range of Specialty Paper in Australia. In our studio, we customise our hand-bound paper products; Journals, Albums, Guestbooks and Cards to suit your preference and for different occasions. We take pride in favouring archival, sustainable and fair trade paper for our products. 

We continue to work closely with our creative communities to innovate and share products that bring joy and utility to everyday life. 

You can find our concept shop nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s creative community (Fitzroy) surrounded by charming cafes and boutiques or at the comfort of your home when you shop online www.kamipaper.com.au

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04 August 2018 • KAMI Japanese bookbinding

I really enjoyed this class at Kami paper. The venue is lovely, easy to get to via public transport, and a peaceful little haven in bustling Fitzroy. The teacher was very knowledgeable and broke down what we were doing into manageable chunks. We were free to work at our own pace which I liked. Overall I thought this was a great introductory course to bookbinding techniques.



Thank you for your kind review, Samantha, we look forward to your next visit. 



20 June 2018 • KAMI Japanese bookbinding

The Japanese Bookbinding workshop was a great way to spend the morning! A very knowledgable and approachable tutor. A range of beautiful papers & threads were available to create four individualised variations, definitely inspired to continue. This is my second workshop at Kami Paper and both have been absolutely wonderful (Sumi Ink Painting).


19 June 2018 • KAMI Japanese bookbinding

I had a lovely morning with Michelle and the ladies from Kami learning about Japanese bookbinding. Michelle is a passionate paper artist and was very enthusiastic about passing along her knowledge. Each person received individual attention to troubleshoot any issues - or 'features' as we called them. The class was well structured to cater for people who work at different speeds and of course there was lots of beautiful paper to work with. Lovely refreshments were also provided. All in all, a great way to spend Saturday morning and learn something new.

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