Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

  • April 23, 2016
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 25, 2016
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • March 18, 2017
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Featuring: Suzan Lee

Suzan Lee

Suzan Lee is has been teaching bookbinding for over 10 years. She received her training from Centre for Book Arts in New York. She is a co-founder of the BC Lower Mainland chapter of CBBAG and serves with other CBBAG members to grow the local book arts community through outreach events such as Word Vancouver, Wayzgoose and Book Arts Fair.

Students will complete two books using the traditional Japanese stab binding technique. All students will learn the classic four hole stitch pattern. For the second book, students can choose one of three patterns: tortoise shell, hemp leaf or noble.

For information: Call 604 872 8180 or info [at] blim [dot] ca

Workshops fill up fast, please confirm availability before paying.

Yuriko Iga
Yuriko Iga was born in Winnipeg and raised in Calgary with Japanese parentage. Her experience of the traditional Japanese house and family, combined with her work in the contemporary art field, have led her toward a broadened conception of art as the creation of installation or social space always ignoring the boundary between art, multi-media, design, and life. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Yuriko’s many artistic endeavours include running a cafe/gallery in Calgary called Kisaten from 1994–1996; working with the collective Colours for Industry on a multi-media dance piece called Microluft ; and curating a music event called Squibb. Now based out of Vancouver, Yuriko’s recent project is called Blim. Blim is a Community Based Art Resource Center which facilitates screen-printing, button making, drawing, local emerging artists, creative workshops, and crafts in the independent field. Blim also hosts the Blim Market, which is a monthly craft event that houses local handmade craft, art, vintage, and organisations. Blim has been active for 9 years and has now moved to a larger location in historic Chinatown. Yuriko is also an active member of the Powell Street Festival Programming Commitee.



Venue Phone: 604.872.8180

Venue Website:

115 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6A 1T6