BooksActually’s Month of Bookmaking [UPDATED]


Who says there isn’t a book arts community in Singapore? Admittedly, it’s tiny… but growing.* Personally, it’s been such a joy sharing my avocation with teachers, students, collectors, librarians, book sellers, and artists over the past few months.

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I am so thrilled to be part of BookActually‘s first (annual?) “Month of Bookmaking.” I will be conducting a two-session introductory bookbinding workshop that aims to familiarize participants with basic materials, techniques, and a short history of bookbinding. At the end of my workshop, participants will walk away with a two hand-stitched journals, two basic needles, and a bone folder.

The month’s entire schedule:

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30pm
W R I T E: Object Writing with Verena Tay

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30-9:30pm
M A K E  A: Printmaking with Monster Gallery (Linocut Printing I)

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30-9:30pm
M A K E  A: Printmaking with Monster Gallery (Linocut Printing II)

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30-9:30pm
M A K E  B: Bookbinding with Pooja Makhijani (Japanese Stab Bound Journal)

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30-9:30pm
M A K E  B: Bookbinding with Pooja Makhijani (Coptic Bound Journal)

Saturday, October 29, 10:00-4:00pm
Z I N E : P A R T Y for all participants to showcase and/or sell their completed works. BooksActually will also be inviting other Singapore-based zine makers to come together to display and/or sell their wares, too.

SG$50 for Verena’s workshop. Limited to 12 participants. SG$140 for Joseph’s (2 sessions) or my workshop (2 sessions); SG$250 for all four sessions. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to register, contact BooksActually via phone at +65 6222 9195 or via email at booksellers@booksactually.com.

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* I’m always looking to meet like-minded bookbinders, conservators, papermakers, paper decorators, people in all forms of printing and typography, calligraphers, artists who create images through printmaking, and any others who are involved with the making of books. Drop me a line and let’s grab a cup of kopi or teh.

(Additional credits: Photograph via BooksActually’s Flickr stream. Used with permission.)

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