Japanese Album Bookbinding

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Japanese stab binding, also known as Fukuro Toji (bound-pocket books), is an artist's bookmaking technique that employs a simple, classic sewing process to make a soft cover album.  Participants in this class will learn paper folding, tearing, and sewing techniques using traditional bookbinders tools such as an bone folder and awl.  Each participant will leave class with at least 2 sewn albums, showcasing different stitching patterns.  Participants are invited to bring their own decorative paper (at least 6"x 12") to personalize their covers.


Materials saved from the landfill:
paper

What to Bring

Participants are welcome to bring their own decorative paper (at least 6" x 12") to personalize their covers.

What's Provided

Paper, tools, needles

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Sewing
  • Folding
  • Tearing
  • Awl
  • Bonefolder
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EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Kyle A.
    Reviewed on 07/31/19

    Great class! Learned the basic principles and had fun stabbing the paper with a special hole punch. Jemal was very helpful and patient. Nice location too.

    Great class! Learned the basic principles and had fun stabbing the paper with a special hole punch. Jemal was very helpful and patient. Nice location too.

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    Dia C.
    Reviewed on 07/11/19

    Jemal was a fun and patient instructor, and the class was structured to allow plenty of time to bind books; I didn't feel rushed, and had time to play around with new ideas. I loved the books I left with, and felt like I had learned a great deal about the art, and had a solid idea if what tools and supplies I might need to make more!

    Jemal was a fun and patient instructor, and the class was structured to allow plenty of time to bind books; I didn't feel rushed, and had time to play around with new ideas. I loved the books I left with, and felt like I had learned a great deal about the art, and had a solid idea if what tools and supplies I might need to make more!

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    Hayley B.
    Reviewed on 07/10/19

    I thought the class was great! Had a really fun time with the people who were taking the class and felt like it was very informative and creative. Learning this skill is so simple I could definitely do it in my free time at home which is something I look for in these classes, highly recommend!

    I thought the class was great! Had a really fun time with the people who were taking the class and felt like it was very informative and creative. Learning this skill is so simple I could definitely do it in my free time at home which is something I look for in these classes, highly recommend!

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    Stephen Z.
    Reviewed on 06/20/19

    The Japanese book binding class was great fun. It was fascinating to see the detail and artistry that goes in to hand binding a book

    The Japanese book binding class was great fun. It was fascinating to see the detail and artistry that goes in to hand binding a book

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    Roxane D.
    Reviewed on 06/20/19

    As my first taste of dabble, this class exceeded expectations--a really fun but intimate setting in the back of a beautiful plant shop, some structure and teaching (with background info on the origins of paper!) but plenty of room for creativity... I went solo as a middle-of-the-week, after-work creative release and could not have felt more welcome or at ease. Jemal, thank you so much for being knowledgeable and inviting, for the lively conversation and even for letting me stay a few minutes later to finish binding ANOTHER journal! Can't wait for the next class.

    As my first taste of dabble, this class exceeded expectations--a really fun but intimate setting in the back of a beautiful plant shop, some structure and teaching (with background info on the origins of paper!) but plenty of room for creativity... I went solo as a middle-of-the-week, after-work creative release and could not have felt more welcome or at ease. Jemal, thank you so much for being knowledgeable and inviting, for the lively conversation and even for letting me stay a few minutes later to finish binding ANOTHER journal! Can't wait for the next class.

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    Kristin P.
    Reviewed on 06/20/19

    The venue was very cool -- a little workshop nestled in the back of a plant shop. The crafting was made easy because the instructions were clear, the teacher was hands-on in helping, and the tools were very helpful. And there were a few options! As a newbie, I picked it up quick and was able to make two books!

    The venue was very cool -- a little workshop nestled in the back of a plant shop. The crafting was made easy because the instructions were clear, the teacher was hands-on in helping, and the tools were very helpful. And there were a few options! As a newbie, I picked it up quick and was able to make two books!

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