Petrosains AfterHours x Little Syam

Introduction to Little Syam

Samsiah Jendol also known as Kak Syam is a full time book binder and crafter. With 20 years of experience in book binding, she also produces other craft products like plush toys and silkscreen print art. Her products are available at various shops in Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur, mainly targeted for the tourist market under Little Syam’s label. She has organised book binding workshops for almost 9 years and have more than 1000 students, both locally and overseas.

Workshop details:

5 July 2018 6.30 – 9.00 pm Petrosains KLCC RM 70

inclusive of materials, light refreshments and certificate

Title: Miniature Leather Book


Participants will learn to stitch a miniature book using the long stitch binding technique. The pages of the book will be stitched directly to a genuine leather cover.

19 July 2018 6.30 – 9.00 pm Petrosains KLCC RM 70

inclusive of materials, light refreshments and certificate

Title: Japanese Binding


This workshop will cover basic materials and techniques of Japanese Stab Binding. Stab binding is one of the earliest binding techniques. Participants will learn 4 Japanese Binding techniques and create a hard cover book.



6.15pm Registration
6.30pm Welcoming remarks and safety briefing (5 mins)
6.35pm Miniature Leather Book Workshop / Japanese Binding Workshop (40 mins)
7.15pm Break | Networking
7.30pm Miniature Leather Book Workshop / Japanese Binding Workshop continues (1.5 hours)
9.00pm End of workshop


Who should attend:
Makers, Crafters, and Hobbyists: this workshop is suitable for both beginners and those more experienced with this book binding technique. Anyone with an interest in book binding and wants to learn should also come along!

Payment Method:

Bank Transfer

Bank Name : Maybank
Account Number : 5122 5951 6817
Account Name : Little Syam Design Solution

After completing the payment, please email the proof of payment to Kindly state your name and workshop date on the transaction.

Closing Date: 3 days before workshop

Maximum number of pax per session: 20 pax

Contact details:
Norhayati Mohd Lazim
Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains
+603-2331 1448/1808

Important notice:

  • Doors will open at 6.15pm, while the session will start at 6.30pm
  • This session is more suitable for those aged 13 years and above
  • Seating will be on a first come first served basis
  • Light refreshments will be provided


Hosted by:
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.

Presented by:
The whimsical handmade arts and craft by Little Syam are labour of love representing a new concept of Malaysian Modern Craft emphasizing on quality material, design and illustration. Little Syam products derive from elements of nature, childhood experiences, personal interpretation and own expression on certain issues of life with intention to inspire people.