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Yvette Ja

Hexham Introduction to Bookbinding Course

Hexham Introduction to Bookbinding Course

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Introduction to Bookbinding Six Week Course

  • Tuesday 12th March 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 19th March 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 26th March 6-9pm
  • Break for Easter Hols
  • Tuesday 16th April 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 23rd April 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 30th April 6-9pm

Location: Green Bee Crafts, 6 Battle Hill, Hexham NE46 1BB

* Please note the workshop will be situated on the first floor where there is unfortunately no lift access.

This six week Introduction to Bookbinding course is designed to welcome you into the rich heritage of traditional bookbinding.

On the course you will learn bookbinding from scratch, including how to use the tools and materials, be introduced to bookbinding terminology and by the end of the six weeks you will have completed a set of finished books which you can use yourself or gift to your loved ones.

As part of the course, we will also explore bookbinding from across the world and see how different cultures made books using the materials and tools they had available to them.

You will learn how to measure, pierce and sew signatures and simple sewn book structures, make hard and soft cover books and explore no sew books incorporating origami folding.

Tool Kits

Your ticket includes a basic tool kit which will be supplied to you in the first lesson. All materials are also included within the ticket price. There is no need to bring anything except your enthusiasm!

Online Tuition

I advise students to take notes along the way, however if you would like to receive online video tutorials so you can make the books at home, you can also purchase the online course for 50% off (when purchased with this in person course). Each weeks tutorials will be emailed to you the day after the course. There is lifetime access, so you can log in anytime.

Who is the course for?

This is an adult course aimed at the absolute beginner. It could also act as a refresher course if you have done some bookbinding before, but need an overview of the basics.

I’ve done bookbinding before, will you be doing an Advanced course?

Yes! An advanced course is on the way. Join the mailing list to get the information when it gets released

About your tutor:

Yvette Ja is a bookbinder and paper artist of Korean/British heritage living in Hexham. She has been teaching bookbinding for 20 years and started off making large scale book installations (see portfolio) and was commissioned to create 4000 book sculptures for a hotel in Atlantic City. She has also made theatre sets for Northern Stage and Wallington Hall. Originally trained in textiles, she fell in love with bookbinding at the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle. In 2019 she started teaching bookbinding online and currently has over 2000 students taking her courses from all over the world.

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