Workshop Info

Hotel VenueWorkshop DaysTime
LUX* South Ari Atoll – Maldives 10 - 11 - 12 December 2017   16:00-18:00
LUX* Belle Mare – Mauritius 18 – 19 – 20 December 2017    16:00-18:00
LUX* Le Morne – Mauritius 15 - 16 - 17 December 2017   16:00-18:00
LUX* Grand Gaube – Mauritius 21 - 22 - 23 December 2017 16:00-18:00

Tickets $40.- per workshop session in Mauritius ; $60.- per workshop session in Maldives.
Registration at the resort concierge desk.

Japanese Bookbinding

With Mitch Lackenby

Join us for an evening of Japanese bookbinding using beautiful handmade suminagashi marbled papers.

In this Japanese bookbinding class Paperazzi Design studios resident paper artist Michelle Lackenby, will guide you through various Japanese binding stitch techniques and patterns and show you how to create your very own books to take home.

The techniques that we will cover include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of soft cover books to take home.

There will also be a demonstration on the suminagashi marbling methods.

These Japanese journals make excellent gifts and can be used for any purpose. Think photo books, writing journals, travel diaries – the possibilities are endless. Come along and have fun creating your very own handmade books using the Japanese binding stitch style. No experience necessary and all materials will be provide.


Michelle (Mitch) Lackenby is qualified and lectures in the areas of Advertising, Graphic Design/Art and Photography and has always been obsessed with pushing the boundaries of art and design within the realm of paper and bookbinding. She has over 20 years industry experience in creative fields which lead to the opening of her own business specialising in artist services, design and workshops. As the creative Director of Paperazzi Design studio, Mitch oversees the branding, photo shoots, art/design direction for the business. Mitch is also the resident Paper Artist for Paperazzi Design Studio where she collaborates with other artists and is currently working on the prototypes for their new product range.

What you will get

  • Your own set of 4 Japanese books with handmade suminagashi traditional Japanese marbled papers.  -A beautiful keepsake – hand stitched by you!

What to bring

  • Just yourself!