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| Booklet with Japanese binding

Boektotaal - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
Duration:
1,5 hours
Price:
€ 35
Minimum age:
16 years
STARTING TIME(S):
 
Saturday 23 september
14:00
Sunday 24 september
10:30
14:00

A booklet, bound in a traditional Japanese way.

 

We utilize chiyogami paper to craft the cover of this booklet. Chiyogami originates from mulberry tree fibres, which are traditionally screen-printed in multiple runs to showcase exquisite colours and designs. Each sheet is individually screen-printed.

 

In Japanese binding, pages are consistently folded in a double manner, with the fold located at the front. This practice originated from using extremely thin paper, ensuring that text would not be visible through the pages.

 

Aaldert de Lange’s upbringing was steeped in a passion for books and bookbinding. By age 11, he was already assisting his parents in selling books at their antiquarian bookshop. Observing that his father’s book repairs using Bison sealant often hindered the books from opening, Aaldert began learning the art of bookbinding. In addition to conducting workshops and offering bookbinding materials and tools, he executes book repairs at the Bookbinding Centre in Echten.

 

Tanja Rakic has actively engaged in offering courses and workshops in the field of bookbinding for more than 20 years. Additionally, she enjoys arranging bookbinding-related events and trips, including organizing a workshop at Berne Abbey and participating in the Bookbinding Fair in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).

 

Boektotaal is a bookbinding and restoration workshop located in the Bookbinding Centre in Echten (Dr.). Boektotaal specializes in giving various bookbinding-related workshops and courses (also on location), and sells everything in the field of manual bookbinding, such as various tools, decorative paper, folding legs, bookbinding glue, and linen for covering a book.

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