Paper Artist & Bookbinder

Yvette Ja is a South Korean / British Paper Artist and Bookbinder living in Northumberland. Yvette creates large scale installations using books and maps, often employing heritage craft techniques within her work, which explores the rich culture of east and west.

Yvette teaches bookbinding through online courses and craft kits shipped to your home. New tutorials are released every month in the field of bookbinding, sculpture and paper craft. Sign up to the mailing list to get releases early and a mystery discount.

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Learn Bookbinding from across the world with our craft kits and on demand tutorials.

Starter Bookbinding Kits for the Beginner Bookbinder! All of our tutorials have lifetime access and kits are posted directly to your door.

Buttonhole Binding Tutorial

New Bookbinding Tutorials are released every month usually based on a theme or country.

Our projects focus on heritage projects from across the globe. All designed and filmed by Yvette Ja: a mixed heritage paper artist and bookbinder living in Northumberland, UK.

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Chinese Thread Book Course
  • Recycled Travel Journal

    Make your own Travel Journal from maps and airmail envelopes with our tutorial and kit.

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  • Introduction to Japanese Stab Binding

    Learn to make 3 books and a slipcase in our new course and kit.

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  • Accordion Window Book

    Create your own window book to slot prints, photos or drawings to keep forever.

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Commission an Origami Map

You choose the location. I find, fold and frame it.

Learn Bookbinding from your home

Books + Boxes

All of my online book and box tutorials in one place. 

Learn Boxmaking

Pencil Box Tutorial

Create these Pencil boxes for your home workspace or office. Our kit makes two boxes. One to keep and one to gift to your friend. You will learn boxmaking, what materials to use, some handy bookbinding tips and full instructions with measurements to make many more boxes at home.

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Explore the craft of Books

Introduction to Bookbinding

Learn to make books in our online course.

A 12 project on demand course to learn everything you need to know about bookbinding for the absolute beginner.

You start from learning about the materials and tools, to folding paper using the correct grain direction, moving into simple stitched books before you end making a book inside a clamshell box. Full kit available.

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  • All videos, subtitled in English with lifetime access.