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An Introduction to Japanese Bookbinding

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

SATURDAY JULY 8, 2023 from 10am - 3pm Blume's Academy, Katoomba NSW

with Faye Wilson

Ever wanted to get in to artist book making? This one day workshop in my Katoomba studio will be a great introduction to the beautiful art of Japanese bookbinding and to learn some creative skills and techniques for bookmaking. It will be a relaxing and fun day during which I will be guiding you through the steps and techniques to make three bespoke notebook /journals in different sizes, each with a different decorative Stab Binding technique.

I'll also be showing some of my artist books and projects and how I integrate book making into my writing & visual creative practice. We will begin the day with some creative painting, printing and collage techniques to create cover papers to make each of your journals truly unique. I will outline and explain the tools and materials for artist book / book making & binding and show you how to make tools from affordable, readily available materials.

There will of course be time to relax... we will take a well earned break at half time to socialise over a home cooked, vegetarian lunch. Just bring yourself and a friend* (see discount price for 2 or more below ). I supply all the required paper, art supplies, tools & materials. You will finish the day with a swag of new ideas and skills as well as three unique, hand made journals to use yourself or to give to special people as gifts.

All materials & a light vegetarian lunch /tea/coffee included in the price.

Please note: If you have any allergies or dietary preferences, please bring your own lunch, snacks & refreshments. Access to the studio has some stairs and no wheelchair access, so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

Class size is limited to 6 people max. so book now to ensure a confirmed place.

Cost: $180 ( or *book and pay for 2 or more people before June 30 for $165pp )

email bookings & enquiries to Once bookings are received and confirmed, an email will be returned to you with details for payment Or please feel free to send me your number and request a call back if you prefer.


All levels of experience welcome!

Click the following link for more details on this workshop and info on workshops and classes coming up next at Blume's Academy...


"Faye Wilson is a charismatic teacher with an extensive knowledge and experience of the visual arts and a wide range of intellectual interests. She guides and inspires her students with her quick perception of the needs of each individual and builds confidence to develop both technical skills and the creative imagination" C. Herman, Katoomba

"Thank you so much Faye for such a great day. I’ve always wanted to be able to make my own books & now I’m on my way, thanks to you. Thank you also for a scrumptious lunch. See you again on Tuesday for studio class with bells on! " Pauline, Wentworth Falls

"A workshop or class with Faye is enjoyable and stimulating and you will go home with new skills and full of ideas, eager to bring begin your next project." Cheryl, Katoomba, NSW

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