Marja Wilgenkamp

Marja Wilgenkamp is a professional bookbinder based in Blokker, city of Hoorn in The Netherlands.

Since 1997 Bindery Wilgenkamp has produced books for individuals, companies and professional organisations.

Her studio also offers courses, workshops and since 2011 masterclasses taught by renowned and respected bookbinders from France, Germany, UK, Switserland, Spain and the USA.

Marja’s previous career as a textile design instructor gives her a distinct perspective on design and the use of materials that she employs to effect in her bindings.

This background of 25 years in teaching design is part of her approach in her lessons.

Books of her are part of the special collection of The Royal Library in The Hague and other books are held in private collections.

Marja Wilgenkamp is teacher in her own bindery since 1997.

She teaches the basics of bookbinding, does several workshops, the Elbel Libro structures, a bookbinding education course since 2018 and a masterclass in Stub bindings.

She is Certified Elbel Libro Instructor.

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