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Join us for an immersive 3-hour workshop led by Michelle Lackenby, the resident paper artist at Paperazzi Design Studios. In this engaging session, you’ll dive into the captivating world of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns, while crafting your very own collection of beautiful books that are perfect for journaling, note-taking, or using as sketchbooks. These handcrafted books also make exquisite gifts for your loved ones.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll explore a range of techniques, including the simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch, and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds upon the last, allowing you to expand your skills and create unique, one-of-a-kind books that are both functional and visually stunning.

Don’t worry if you’re new to bookbinding! This workshop is designed for beginners, and no prior experience is necessary. Michelle will provide all the necessary materials and notes, ensuring that you have everything you need to bring your artistic vision to life.

Immerse yourself in a fun and enjoyable workshop, where you’ll discover the joy of creating your own handmade Japanese books that are not only practical but also serve as beautiful keepsakes. Unleash your creativity, connect with fellow participants, and leave with a set of exquisite softcover books that can be used for various purposes or gifted to your family and friends, spreading the joy of your artistic craftsmanship.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the art of bookbinding in a supportive and inspiring environment. All materials will be provided, so simply bring your enthusiasm and passion for creating beautiful handmade books that will be cherished by you and your loved ones.

What you'll get

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns.
  • The skills to create your own softcover books using techniques such as the simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch, and tortoise shell binding.
  • A collection of beautiful handmade Japanese books that can be used for journaling, note-taking, or sketching.
  • The satisfaction of creating unique, personalized books that also make thoughtful gifts for family and friends.


what to bring

Just yourself


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