Bookbinding with Mariko: Japanese Stab Binding with Handmade Japanese Paper

by HeARTistry (Go back to listings)

Price : $60.00

About the Class

  • Class Level: All Levels
  • Age Requirement: 10 to 99 years
  • Average Class Size: 10

What You'll Learn

  • Understanding of a Japanese book structure and traditional materials

  • Use of bookbinding tools

  • Cutting and folding paper

  • Tortoiseshell stab stitching

  • Covering without adhesive

Fee Includes

All the materials and usage of tools and equipment

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Mariko was trained as a book and paper conservator at the West Dean College, UK. Her passion for bookbinding and book conservation started more than ten years ago and it led her to Edinburgh to study Book History and Traditional British Bookbinding Techniques. After two years in Edinburgh, she arrived in West Dean College where she spent two years learning book and paper conservation. Since she came to Singapore in 2013, apart from her conservation work, she has continued to keep up with her skills and passion by making new books for friends, family and her own bookshelves.

Reviews of Classes by HeARTistry

Friendly instructor, nice pace for beginners

The pace and duration of the lesson was good for beginners like myself. Friendly instructor who was generous with her feedback and useful tips.

Good Introductory Course

Course was extremely fun. We were given a good introduction to brush strokes with templates, and got to bring home our handwritten work. Very reasonably priced as well.

Kids enjoyed it greatly and learned a lot.

Kids enjoyed it greatly and learned a lot.

Recommended for beginners

Relaxed environment, instructors were friendly and helpful and tips given were useful to improve your lettering. The practice sheets and materials provided were of good quality. Overall a good introductory lesson for those beginning to take up brush calligraphy.

Good experience

Good experience for first timer to learn brush lettering calligraphy!

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