Bookbinding - Japanese Style Books

Japanese Style Books


This course explores traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques using handmade papers and linen threads to make books with different stitching patterns.

Participants will learn how to fold and manipulate paper, measure, cut and sew using specialist bookbinding tools and materials, and will take away their own handmade books plus the skills to make more at home.

The course is suitable for complete beginners or for bookbinders who would like to learn new techniques, and all the tools and materials will be provided.

Tutor Information
Megan Stallworthy trained in bookbinding at Brighton University, Megan makes sketchbooks, notebooks and bespoke books from her studio in West Somerset. She runs workshops at arts centres and book festivals, and has many years of experience as a visiting and associate lecturer, teaching bookbinding to art and design students at colleges and universities.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Includes tuition, all the tools and materials will be provided, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council


Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)

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