Japanese Book Binding

Ended - Thursday 19 October 2023

Chie Nakano


Date: 18 & 19 October 2023

Time: 11 am - 2 pm


10 spaces left


Al Safa Art & Design Library


AED 510.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Step into the world of traditional Japanese bookbinding in this engaging two-session workshop. Using specialized tools, fine handmade papers, and linen threads, participants will delve into these age-old techniques to craft stunningly bound books that serve as perfect sketchbooks, albums, or portfolios.

The session begins with an exploration of the history behind Japanese bookbinding, laying the foundation for participants to grasp the fundamental structure of this art form. Guided by the instructor, participants will learn to fold and manipulate paper, measure accurately, make precise cuts, and master the art of stitching.

Participants will have the chance to create both soft cover and hard cover books. Armed with their newfound knowledge, they'll personalize their creations with their choice of papers and stitching designs. Regardless of whether they're beginners or experienced bookbinders seeking to expand their skills, this workshop offers something for everyone.

Join us for an enriching experience, where the joy of crafting a personalized book is fostered within a supportive and enjoyable environment.


Presented by Tashkeel in collaboration with Sikka Platform and Al Safa Art & Design Library

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