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Bookmaking workshop at Sakura Days Japan Fair

On April 11 and April 12, 2015, between 2-3pm, I gave a bookmaking workshop at Sakura Days Japan Fair, as part of the activities in the Leith Wheeler Haiku House. The event took place in the glasshouse of the Van Dusen Garden.


 I showed about 30 people each day how to make a maze book with a cover tied by a ribbon. Then, participants decorated their book with collage using Japanese paper and rubber stamps. It was so much fun!

Missed the class? Here’s a tutorial.

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Haiku Bookmaking workshop

No. This is not a color wheel.

These are the colorful little books I’ll be teaching people how to make at my next workshop.

The material is pretty simple:  9″X12″ construction paper (folded as a maze), cardstock, ribbon.

Once our books are done, we will be decorating them with chiyogami paper and rubber stamps.

These books fit in your pocket so they are perfect to bring on a ginko. A ginko is a walk haiku poets are doing in nature to find inspiration to write haiku.

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If you want to lean to make a little book, I’ll be teaching the technique:

  • Saturday April 11 2015, 2-3pm, during Sakura Days Japan Fair at the Van Dusen Garden. Find us in the glasshouse.  Workshop is free, but garden entrance fee still apply. Buy your tickets online to avoid long queues.
  • Sunday April 12 2015, 2-3pm, during Sakura Days Japan Fair at the Van Dusen Garden. Find us in the glasshouse.  Workshop is free, but garden entrance fee still apply. Buy your tickets online to avoid long queues.
  • Sunday April 26 2015, 1.20-2pm at Kerrisdale Community Centre (go to vcbf.ca for more details and pre-registration). Free events. ****PSS. If you are interested in haiku, come at 12.20-1.20 for a free haiku workshop.***