Debbie Wachel, Make your own sketchbooks & journals!

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Debbie Wachel, Make your own sketchbooks & journals!


Located at Cloud 9 Art School
18414 103rd Ave NE
Bothell WA 98011

Make your own sketchbooks & journals!

Saturday April 27 
10am -1pm

Supplies included.

Come learn Japanese Stab Binding and make three sketchbooks with Debbie Wachel.

Learn the essentials of making your own sketch or notebooks starting with a simple, yet elegant, Japanese Stab Binding book.This class includes complete kits to make 3 traditional Japanese Stab Binding books. All the required specialty tools are included in the price of the class and will be yours to take home. All you will need to bring to class is your favorite pencil, ruler, and a hammer. These books are approximately 6” x 4” and perfectly sized to fit into a Japanese book box, as seen in the photo. We will not be making the Japanese book boxes in this workshop but we will offer a future workshop for those interested.

We will start with a brief history of these versatile Japanese books, bookbinding basics, and tool review. The class will follow step-by-step instructions to make one book together.  There will be plenty of time to work on the remaining two books. Instructions for Noble and Tortoise Shell bindings will be reviewed so that you have the option to select a different binding type for each of the remaining books. 

We will also explore a number of different formats to see the true versatility of this binding and how you can use different materials to customize these delightful books for yourselves and others.The skills and information you obtain in this workshop will allow you to make other types of sketchbooks and journals. Be warned – bookmaking is additive!

Debbie Wachel is a cartoonist, mixed media artist and bookmaker who has been making books for over fifteen years. 

All skill levels are welcome.

Limited to 10 students.

There is a $35 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations received less than two weeks before the day of the workshop. 

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