Tiles of Singapore: Kampong Gelam to Telok Ayer

by HeARTistry (Go back to listings)




Price : $100.00

About the Class

  • Class Level: All Levels
  • Age Requirement: 16 to 80 years
  • Average Class Size: 12

What You'll Learn

You'll learn case binding technique which includes :

  • create the book cover using the locally-inspired design paper
  • sewing signatures of paper using French links and kettle stitch to form a book block
  • apply headbands and bookmark
  • prepare the endpapers that will attach the book block to the hardcover.

Fee Includes

  • Usage of bookbinding tools during the workshop
  • All material required to bind a book

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“Tiles of Singapore: Kampong Gelam to Telok Ayer” is a bookbinding class inspired by the tiles of Singapore. Three designs have been specially selected for this class with Heartistry Singapore by instructor S.T. Leng based on tile patterns found in Kampong Gelam and Telok Ayer. The designs are drawn on computer and printed on-demand on a quality paper with a soft metallic sheen. A matching paper is selected for the spine to accentuate the spirited designs on the cover.

Case binding, or hardcover binding, involves sewing signatures of paper into a book block, which is then glued to the covers made of cardboards. In this workshop, participants will learn to assemble a book block with French links and kettle stitches, apply headbands and bookmark, and prepare the endpapers that will attach the book block to the hardcover.

With the locally-inspired designs and combination of materials, participants will go home with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind journal that bear testament to their newly acquired bookbinding skills.



We regret there will be no refunds for cancellation of bookings. You may arrange for transfer of your booking slot to another person or for future session (subject to availability).


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Instructor


S.T. Leng is a graphic designer and bookbinding enthusiast who has conducted classes for children and adults. His bookbinding projects — known under the name Bukurama — are experiments mixing ideas, techniques and materials. His classes are designed to inspire a new appreciation of the handmade book.


Reviews of Classes by HeARTistry



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Good learning experience

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Great and fun experience

It was a fun beginner's lesson, skills taught were useful. I enjoyed the reaching assistance. Only felt the class was too short and progression was too fast before we got to the main part without sufficient practice. Teachers were helpful and knowledgeable and I'd attend again.

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