Bookbinding Course: Japanese Stab Binding

Learn the fundamentals of hand bookbinding and make two books


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

5.0 (1)

2 hours Class size 6 to 10 label $55


Your teacher, Isabelle McGowan is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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We will also practice social distancing during with reduced numbers and more workspace between students.
Disinfect all tools and workshop space surfaces, provide gloves and disinfectant.

Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? This bite-sized bookbinding course in Sydney's Inner West is designed to introduce you to the wonderful world of bookbinding! We are tempting you to come and be amazed at what you can achieve within just a few hour's work.

This course is perfect for beginners as an introduction to bookbinding. Each class concentrates on a different decorative stitch sewn onto a beautiful hardcover journal. Japanese Stab Binding is a classic and eye-catching binding technique and books bound this way are perfect for photos, artist books and sketchbooks.

During the course you will:

  • Learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice at home.
  • Use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.

At the end of the course, you will have made two different styles of Japanese Stab Binding in full book cloth, lined with decorative paper.

This workshop is written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020, Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.


Knowledge Required
This is a technical course: No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.
 
What you'll get
  • Two Japanese stab bound books.
  • All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits.
What to bring
Just yourselves!
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Owl & Lion Bindery, Precinct 75 - 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience

5.0 (1)

Isabelle offers the largest programme of bookbinding classes for all levels in Sydney. There are workshops covering every stage from beginner to those needing more expertise.

Her specialty is in Traditional Fine Binding and along with her degree in Fine Arts, she has a great interest in Artists Books and how that can be utilised as part of your visual language.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy. Isabelle taught the largest programme of bookbinding classes through her bindery the Owl and Lion, situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland. She also travels to teach all over the UK and Europe.

Isabelle relocated to Sydney in 2017. The Owl & Lion is a fully equip, professional Bindery at:
Suite 6.05, 75 Mary Street, St Peters. Contact her via the message button.

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