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Japanese Bookbinding for Beginners with Nancy Straughan

West Hampstead·new·Contact host
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About this workshop

Learn the brilliant and ancient art of Japanese bookbinding in a fun, hands-on and inspirational class, which will give you the perfect opportunity to find that hobby you have been looking for!

Did you know?

Back when printing had recently been invented and the printed word was a thing of great importance and rarity, bookbinding was first used as a means of protecting parchment manuscripts. Such was the importance of these books, that they were stored in chests as opposed to bookshelves.

In this class

This class will guide you step by step through all the processes of Japanese bookbinding, and you will leave with your very own hand-bound book.

The techniques covered in this class include basic bookbinding methods as well as Japanese stab binding, and a classic stitch. All materials will be provided for you so you won’t have to come with anything (except a desire to learn a new hobby!).

These Japanese notebooks are beautiful in appearance and make wonderful gifts for family and friends. They can be used for photo books, journals, travel diaries and many more!

Now you can

  • Give your own handcrafted book to a close friend or relative as a unique gift
  • Practice what you have learnt during the class at home
  • Experiment, using the tips and tricks picked up during the class

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Only 8 spaces available for this class- make sure you are one of those 8 people!

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Come along and join one of The Village Haberdashery's fun anad creative workshops.

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The Village Haberdashery provides sewing and craft classes with a modern spin from their shop and studio in West Hampstead, London. They offer a range of fun and varied courses for students of all levels of experience. From dressmaking to quilting, weaving to macrame, calligraphy to paper crafts, and a host of many other creative classes, The Village Haberdashery is bound to have a workshop for you!


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