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VIRTUAL Japanese Book Binding

Thursday, April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Last day to register: Thursday, April 15

Instructor: Katey Becvar

$30 – $50

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Japanese Book Binding - Non-Member$50.00

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Japanese Book Binding - Member$40.00

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Tools Deposit$30.00This tool deposit includes rental of an awl, bone folder, and palette knife. Tools must be returned in condition they were given, or your deposit will be forfeited. Tools must be returned to Perennial within 1 week of the class. Once returned, we will process a refund for the $30 deposit, which you can expect back in your account in 5-10 business days.

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Skills you’ll learn:
bonefolder, awl, folding, tearing, sewing

Japanese stab binding, also known as Fukuro Toji (bound-pocket books), is an artist’s bookmaking technique that employs a simple, classic sewing process to make a soft cover album.  Participants in this class will learn paper folding, tearing, and sewing techniques using traditional bookbinders tools such as a bone folder and awl.  Each participant will make at least 2 sewn albums, showcasing different stitching patterns.  Participants are invited to use their own decorative paper (at least 6″x 12″) to personalize their covers, or use what Perennial provides!

This is a virtual class that will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to participate prior to class. You will be able to pickup a kit of materials containing paper, beeswax, a needle, and floss on Thursday, April 15 11am-5pm, or can email classes@perennialstl.org to arrange another time. If needed, you may also rent bookbinding tools from us, including an awl, palette knife, and bone folder, but you must add the refundable tool deposit to your cart to rent these tools.


Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.


Thursday, April 15 @ 11:00 pm
Friday, April 16 @ 2:00 am
$30 – $50
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Saint Louis, MO 63111 United States


Katey Becvar