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Japanese Bookbinding for Beginners

4.3(7 reviews)
Learn this beautiful technique for binding books with decorative stitching and take home your own bookbinding starter kit.
Islington
In-person
£49 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Learn the basics of Japanese bookbinding and get your own starter kit so you can make more. Next time you need to take notes or start making a plan, do it in a book that reminds you how very creative you really are.

Amber will teach you what you need to know about creating your first hardback book bound in decorative paper and book cloth. There's a choice of lovely papers and book cloth to finish it off with and you'll leave with notebook you can use, a starter kit with instructions and most importantly inspiration to make…

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Things to remember

Your ticket includes:All materialsA choice of decorative papersAn awl and bone folderA bookbinding needle A cotton tote bag to take your work homePrinted instructions to take away with you

Latest Reviews
4.3(7 reviews)
Sue - Apr 13, 2018
I really enjoyed this course, the tuition and the materials were great and I left with a real interest in taking this craft further. My only issue was that there was not quite enough time, which meant we were rushing rather at the end. Other than that, very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Becky - Apr 12, 2018
I could not attend the workshop as I was diagnosed with the flu the day beforehand. I kindly informed the workshop organisers (which I didn’t have to go out of my way to do), and didn’t even ask for a refund I only asked if I could reschedule instead of infecting everyone with my illness, or for some sort of credit until I was healthy again. But I was declined and they still kept every penny of my money only offering a discount code for another booking. I also did not receive the starter kit which was included in the price I paid. Why haven’t I got this? This policy needs to be reviewed as I will not be booking a workshop again where such little compassion is shown for a customer. Really terrible treatment.
Anna - Apr 11, 2018
Such a great class! Easy step by step instructions and a lot of help with our book making! I managed to finish my book at home, and the end result is beautiful! I enjoyed it a lot!
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher

London is a hub of creativity, culture, and of course, craft, but it’s also a terrible time thief. London Craft Club founder, Sonia, used to be a member of an awesome little group called Crafty Mums. They were creative, crafty, motivated and united in their interests – but only once in all the years of meeting did they do any actual crafting together! Work, commuting, parenting and all the rest seemed to leave no time to do all the fabulous craft projects that were possible.

Sonia really believed that crafting can be so good for you. Good for socialising, good…

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Class Location
Dead Dolls House
Islington
181 Upper St
N1 1RQ
London
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Sue - Apr 13, 2018
I really enjoyed this course, the tuition and the materials were great and I left with a real interest in taking this craft further. My only issue was that there was not quite enough time, which meant we were rushing rather at the end. Other than that, very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Becky - Apr 12, 2018
I could not attend the workshop as I was diagnosed with the flu the day beforehand. I kindly informed the workshop organisers (which I didn’t have to go out of my way to do), and didn’t even ask for a refund I only asked if I could reschedule instead of infecting everyone with my illness, or for some sort of credit until I was healthy again. But I was declined and they still kept every penny of my money only offering a discount code for another booking. I also did not receive the starter kit which was included in the price I paid. Why haven’t I got this? This policy needs to be reviewed as I will not be booking a workshop again where such little compassion is shown for a customer. Really terrible treatment.
Anna - Apr 11, 2018
Such a great class! Easy step by step instructions and a lot of help with our book making! I managed to finish my book at home, and the end result is beautiful! I enjoyed it a lot!
Moïra - Mar 19, 2018
This class was fantastic, I'd already done "bookbinding for beginners" with Amber and I enjoyed so much I decided to join another class. Amber is a very good teacher, she gives clear instructions, and adapts to the pace of students.
Louise - Mar 16, 2018
Absolutely fantastic! I've done a class with Amber before and she is a fabulous tutor. Really loved the venue and a glass on prosecco went down a treat. I'm going to Japan for a holiday in April and will now be bringing back a ton of paper... I'll be back for more!
Anisha - Mar 16, 2018
Bought this as a gift for a friend and she really loved it! It was certainly an intense and complicated process (although taught very well) and the results were beautiful. Thank you :-)
Fern - Jan 28, 2018
This is the first time I have booked an Obby workshop and went along with a friend. I would highly recommend trying one of these workshops, we had a great time. Amber was a very good teacher, she made all the instructions clear and showed examples of each stage where needed so it was easy to visualise what needed to be done at each step. The surroundings were lovely, a gift and coffee shop and the atmosphere good. Attendees could work at their own pace, which suited me. I came away with my own book which I had made from scratch and feel confident that I could make one again myself. As an added bonus we were given a little kit of tools to use. I will definitely be on the look out for some more courses to try out. One happy customer.