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Japanese Bookbinding

Thoughtfully Handmade Books with Bindfulness

Mentored by Hope FitzgeraldMentor summary: Bindfulness with
Location address: Faversham, ME13 9EH
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £120
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A SUMMARY

All day workshop in a beautiful rural setting Inspired by Master Craftsman Kojiro Ikegami, we will use the gorgeous and elegant four-hole stab binding method to make two handbound books. We’ll meet at Monkshill Refectory, a wonderful converted barn with views out to sea across the Swale estuary, close to Whitstable and Canterbury with peacocks roaming the farm buildings and kitchen garden. The full day of making includes all materials. You will use hand printed, one of a kind suminagashi marbled paper, board, various decorative papers, bookcloth, linen or hemp thread and adhesive to make your own uniquely designed books. Tools are provided for use on the day. You’ll take away your unique handbound books, new skills, and the satisfaction and well-being that the investment of time into working creatively brings. In the workshop you will learn about: The selection of materials Paper grain Cover preparation Various Four hole binding styles Some common bookbinding tools and how to use...

Hope Fitzgerald·Bindfulness with
Bindfulness was established 2018, and brought my work making handbound books and leading bookbinding workshops together. I have been an artist for my entire adult life, working in a wide range of materials, including mixed media, installation work, photography, videography. I completed my MA in Fine Art in 2009 followed by a Post Graduate teaching qualification in 2012. This structured learning greatly enhanced my workshop delivery skills, which has been my preferred way of teaching ever since. I have worked with Primary and Secondary Schools in Kent and Essex as an artist since 2009, devising creative activities that were responsive to both curriculum aims and participants ideas. Books have always featured in my work - passing on my fascination with the book is always a pleasure.

Learning aims

Know that paper has a grain and what this means

Strengths to develop

Bookmaking is great for fine motor skills and the use of small hand tools.

What's provided

Drinks

Snacks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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Where
we'll be

Monkshill Rd, Monkshill Refectory, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9EH

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £120

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.


Cancellation: If the workshop is fully booked and your place is rebooked before the start of the class, you will receive a 100% refund. Workshops cancelled due to Covid Restrictions will be rescheduled.


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