Bookbinding Workshops

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.


Eco-friendly Bookbinding

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! Take a look at my workshop calendar for upcoming dates.


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.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Save your spot now and make your own journals and notebooks!

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Bookbinding Course in Munich

Language: German/English | Oct - Nov 2020

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Suminagashi & Japanese Bookbinding

Language: German/English | 22.11.20

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Private Online Class

Language: English/German/Spanish

 

FAQ's

Everything you need to know about my creative workshops

1What's included in the workshop fee?
The workshop fee gives you access to an exclusive all-round workshop experience, including:
  • a dedicated and helpful teacher and a small group of participants
  • professional advice (also available after the workshop via e-mail)
  • high-quality materials
  • a bunch of bookbinding tools to experiment with
  • a beautiful designed step-by-step manual with all my tips & tricks, so you can keep creating at home
  • a surprise goodie-bag with a special discount for the Indigo Shop
  • a central event location, snacks, tea and water.
  • 2Can I use a coupon code for booking a workshop?
    Yes! If you have a gift card or a coupon code, you can use it for booking one of my creative workshops. Enter the code during checkout to grant your discount.
    3What's your cancellation policy for 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:

  • When cancelling up until 48 hours before the event you will get a 100% refund of your ticket (excl. 5€ administration fee)
  • When cancelling up until 24 hours before the event you will get a 50% refund of your ticket (excl. 5€ administration fee)
  • If you cancel the same day of the workshop or don’t show up, unfortunately, I cannot grant any refund
  • 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.

    4What language are the workshops held in?

    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!

    5Do I need priors bookbinding experience to join a workshop?

    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!

    6Do I need special tools or supplies to attend one of your workshops?
    Not at all. My (offline) workshops are all-inclusive: so relax and enjoy! You will have access to all my bookbinding supplies during the workshops. After the workshop, you will have the option to purchase your own tools from my curated bookbinding shop with a special participant discount. If you join an online workshop, you will receive a list of basic tools and materials you will need at home to follow the class. Most of the bookbinding supplies can also be purchased prior to the workshop in the Indigo Shop.
    7Do I need to buy or pay for extra materials during the workshop?

    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 :)

    8Will there be any catering service or snacks and drinks during the workshop?
    The workshop fee includes snacks, tea and water. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of water or coffee mug. Please take into consideration that depending on the venue changes may apply. In that case, you will be notified via e-mail once you book a workshop.
    9Is there any parking or public transportation nearby the workshop venue?

    I organize my workshops in different venues, usually centrally located and with easy access to public transportation. Parking on the street in big cities like Munich can be challenging. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee you a parking spot.

    Once you book a workshop, you will be notified via e-mail about the parking and public transportation options nearby the workshop location.

    10Would I be able to make the same projects at home after the workshop?

    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!

    11Are the workshops suitable for children and teenagers?
    All my regular courses and workshops are made for adults. I organize children workshops from time to time, so please take a look at my workshop calendar or send me an e-mail if you are interested in booking a private workshop for your family. Most of the techniques explained during my bookbinding workshops are suitable for children and teenagers. I would be glad to create a special concept for your private event.
    12What are your hygiene and safety measures for workshops during Covid-19 times?
    In order to guarantee a healthy workshop environment and avoid any risk of contagion, I will work in small groups of 4 - 6 people (depending on the venue). In addition, these measures will be also taken:
  • distance of at least 1.5 - 2 meters between each participant
  • mandatory use of a mask when not seated at your workshop table
  • all workshop materials and tools will be disinfected and cleaned before and after each workshop
  • you will receive a kit at the beginning of the workshop containing the materials and tools you will need for the projects. These tools will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the workshop, so you can use them safely. If necessary, you will also receive a pair of latex hand-gloves
  • there will be hand sanitizer available: please clean your hands when you enter the venue and every time you reach for objects out of your own workshop table/workshop kit
  • if you are sick or have any symptoms related to Covid-19, I kindly ask you not to attend the workshop. You can give your spot to a friend or contact me regarding a refund or change of date.
  • 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.