Running alongside our ‘Japan’ summer exhibition, this workshop will show you how to create a notebook using the traditional method of Japanese stab binding. The book block itself will be made of Tosa Washi, a thin but very strong Japanese paper. This is held together primarily with ‘paper stitches’ then trimmed. The covers are of Katazome-shi, a decorative paper printed by hand from blocks designed for printing Kimono fabric. These are stitched on with linen thread.
If you have a hectic life and have to squeeze your creative time into a tightly-packed schedule, our CREATE! Saturday Sessions are for you! You can learn a new skill and indulge your creativity, and get home in time for tea! All our workshops are suitable for beginners and are taught by expert tutors, and the price of the course includes all materials.
Roger Grech is a bookbinder and printmaker, teaching at York College and edition binding at Stephen Conway Bookbinders Ltd in Halifax. Roger also runs his own workshop, Papercut Bindery, where he binds bespoke journals, small print run editions and undertakes repair work on old well-loved bindings.
The course is suitable for beginners or experienced binders alike. Unlike many forms of binding Japanese binding can be done at home using simple household tools.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.