MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKS STEP-BY-STEP
Let me guide you through the magical world of bookbinding and share my best tips & tricks with you! We will spend a creative day cutting paper, binding covers and sewing books. That's right: sewing books!
Traditional Bookbinding Techniques
There are many different ways of binding a book. During my bookbinding workshops, I will teach you all kinds of techniques, from the easy-peasy saddle-stitch binding technique to the ancient Japanese stab binding technique. With a few tools and materials, you will learn how to create a geometrical book based on the Origami folding technique, or a multipurpose Accordion book.
Did you know that you just need a needle and some thread to bind a notebook? You can make your own diary or bullet journal with less than three bookbinding tools!
In my creative bookbinding workshops you can learn and experiment with ancient crafts and arts like the Japanese stab binding technique. With almost no or barely any use of bookbinding glue, the Japanese binding technique is an eco-friendly alternative for all your book projects, from little journals to wedding photo albums.
Learning by Doing
That's my methodology! We will get our hands dirty in the process and learn from our own mistakes. All my bookbinding workshops are very practical. After a short introduction into the basic bookbinding tools and materials, we will start creating step-by-step and answering all questions right away. After the workshop, you will have the option to contact me via e-mail for extra advice any time you need it!
On- and Offline Workshops
My bookbinding and paper studio is based in Munich, Germany. Most of my bookbinding workshops take place in Munich. However, every now and then I organize workshops in other German cities and also in The Netherlands.
Thanks to the Internet, you can also join one of my online bookbinding workshops from any corner of the earth! Feel free to contact me for a private online class.
Bookbinding Workshops in German, English and Spanish
We learn easier and faster when we learn in our mother-tongue, don't we? I am fluent in German, English and Spanish and can answer all your questions about bookbinding in these languages. So, don't hesitate to join one of my bookbinding workshops in your mother tongue!
Groups and Private Workshops
You deserve time and attention. Therefore all my bookbinding workshops are limited to small groups with up to 8 participants. This way we can answer all your questions about the different bookbinding techniques and you can work at your own pace.
If you prefer, you can also book a private bookbinding workshop: from 1-on-1 on-site bookbinding lessons to online courses, or tailor-made workshops for your family or company event. Contact me here for more information and offers.
Everything you need to know about my creative workshops
Please understand that I count with you for the workshop preparations. And I hope that nothing will keep you from joining us. However, if that turns out to be the case, please take the following deadlines into consideration:
If you cannot attend the workshop, but want to give your ticket to another person, you are welcome to do so. Please send me an e-mail with the contact details of the person that will attend the workshop instead of you.
In case that the workshop has to be cancelled from my side, you will get a 100% reimbursement of your ticket.
I am fluent in German, English and Spanish and would love to teach you the secrets of bookbinding in all these 3 languages! Take a look at my workshop calendar for upcoming courses and workshops available in German, English and Spanish.
If you book a private bookbinding workshop, you can f course choose the language of the class.>
Furthermore, my bookbinding workshops and courses are very practical, so even if you are not completely fluent in German, English or Spanish, you will be able to follow the class!
You need zero prior experience to join one of my bookbinding workshops. In fact, all the courses and workshops I am currently offering are for beginners.
I will teach you the basic bookbinding techniques with all my tips & tricks and step-by-step.
If you have already joined a bookbinding workshop, but you just want to refresh the technique, you are also more than welcome!
Not at all! My workshops are all-inclusive, which means you can use all my bookbinding tools during the class at no extra cost. Besides, you will receive a material kit at the beginning of the workshop. This kit contains a well-sorted selection of papers and other crafts supplies to be used on the class projects.
After the workshop, you can purchase bookbinding supplies in the Indigo Shop with a special discount :)
My bookbinding and paper studio is located nearby the subway station Poccistraße (U3/U6). Parking on the street in big cities like Munich can be challenging. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee you a parking spot.
I really hope so! The goal of my bookbinding workshops is to inspire you and teach you the basic techniques, so you can keep creating at home.
For some bookbinding projects, you might need special tools and materials, which you can purchase in the Indigo Shop at a discounted rate after the workshop.
Besides, you can always reach me via e-mail in case you have any question or need craft advice, or you can book a 1-on-1 online or offline lesson to refresh or improve the technique.
Mastering the art of bookbinding can take some time and it will definitely be challenging in the beginning, but as they say: Practise makes the master. So keep creating!
Please take into consideration that these hygiene and safety measures are subjected to the local regulations, therefore changes may apply. You will be updated via e-mail once you book a workshop.