Sunday, 8 August 2021 10am-4:30pm

All day workshop in a beautiful rural setting

Inspired by Master Craftsman Kojiro Ikegami, we will use the gorgeous and elegant four-hole stab binding method to make two handbound books

A Wasted Kitchen lunch, coffee, tea and biscuits are included

Limited to 8 places

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Sunday, 8 August 2021 10am-4:30pm




We’ll meet at Monkshill Refectory, a wonderful converted barn with views out to sea across the Swale estuary, close to Whitstable and Canterbury with peacocks roaming the farm buildings and kitchen garden.




The full day of making includes all materials. You will use hand printed, one of a kind suminagashi marbled paper, board, various decorative papers, bookcloth, linen or hemp thread and adhesive to make your own uniquely designed books. Tools are provided for use on the day.

A Wasted Kitchen lunch, coffee, tea and biscuits are included.

You’ll take away your unique handbound books, new skills, and the satisfaction and well-being that the investment of time into working creatively brings.

In the workshop you will learn about:

The selection of materials
Paper grain
Cover preparation
Various Four hole binding styles
Some common bookbinding tools and how to use them safely

Classes are taught through practical demonstrations and supported hands on work. Image is to demonstrate the style of book only. Papers and materials will vary.

Monkshill Refectory is a well ventilated venue with capacity for 20 socially distanced people, with up to 60 when restrictions are no longer required. Bindfulness workshops are limited to 8 places.

Monkshill Farm, Monkshill Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 9EH