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Paper Marbling and Bookbinding

  • PaperBase 218 East Preston Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)


In this two-part workshop participants will explore two processes: paper marbling and bookbinding. Spend the morning learning suminagashi techniques and creating hand marbled papers. Take a lunch break and eat in the nearby park or grab a bite at some of the local restaurants or cafes to allow the paper to dry. In the second part of the day, learn about Japanese stab binding techniques utilizing hand marbled paper from the morning. Participants leave with hand marbled papers, a set of handbound books, and basic bookbinding tools (awl, bone folder, and binding needle) to continue the processes at home. Ticket price includes instruction, cost of materials, and tools. All materials provided.  


11 - 12:30  Paper Marbling 

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch break 

1:30 - 3:00  Bookbinding 

Refund policy

Cancellations will be refunded in full up to 48 hours in advance of the workshop. For cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance, ticket price minus the cost of materials will be refunded. 

Is this workshop right for me?

No prior bookbinding experience necessary. This workshop is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Please contact the organizer with any questions.