Japanese Bookbinding

Thoughtfully Handmade Books with Bindfulness

Mentored by

Hope Fitzgerald

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
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 them safely Classes are taught through practical demonstrations and supported hands on work. Image is to demonstrate the style of book only. Papers and materials will vary. At the end of the classes: You will have made a small collection of books. You will be able to create structures based on your learning, and explore these further in future projects. You will be able to name some common bookbinding tools and use them safely. How will I be taught? Classes are taught through Practical Demonstrations and supported hands on work. Monkshill Refectory is a well ventilated venue with capacity for 20 socially distanced people, with up to 60 when restrictions are no longer required. Bindfulness workshops are limited to 8 places.
About your mentor
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
Aim 1
Know that paper has a grain and what this means
Aim 3
Know some bookbinding terms
Aim 5
Develop skills to use common Bookbinding tools safely and effectively
Aim 2
Be able to fold paper accurately
Aim 4
Name some common bookbinding tools
Aim 6
Be able to recreate the learning later in a variety of forms
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Where we'll be
Monkshill Rd, Monkshill Refectory, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9EH
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Basic DBS
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First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
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.

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.