Workshop – Japanese Stab Binding at Handprinted

I am very excited to share that I will be at Handprinted in Bognor Regis this November, giving a workshop on Japanese Stab Binding as part of one of their Fab Friday workshops.

Friday 8th Nov 2019
10:00 – 13:00
£20.00 per person

Friday 8th Nov 2019
13:00 – 16:30pm
£20.00 per person

The Japanese Stab Binding actually originates from the Chinese ‘butterfly binding’, one of the earliest paper bookbinding techniques in Asia where single sheets were pasted together, surrounded in a wraparound cover and stitched along the edge.

The current term ‘Japanese Stab Binding’, is often associated with decorative books and hand bindings due to their attractive sewing techniques clearly visible on the cover. It is a useful method for single leaf bindings as there is no need for folding adhesive, allowing sheets to be quickly bound after they have been created – either as artworks or written works.

In our workshop, we will be creating Japanese Stab Bindings with a sewing method similar to that photographed. It is a simple method of sewing that, once practised, can be adapted to incorporate more complex designs. The cover material needs to be slightly thicker than that of the textbook, allowing it to flex with the textblock, yet still provide some protection.

Please bring along with you:
– A selection of single A5 sheets to be bound, approximately 100 – 200gsm – this will be your textblock (you could bring in a selection of prints from other workshops to be bound together).
– A few decorative sheets, A4 or A5, approximately 150 – 250gsm – this should be thicker than your textblock. 

For more information on how to book the course, and find out a bit about Handprinted, please click here.

ingénue magazine – publicising The Book Hut

ingénue magazine is dedicated to promoting new and emerging creative talent, and, based around the South Downs and Coast, provides an informative basis to the local community on forthcoming events and exhibitions.

I was lucky enough to be selected as part of the most recent publication, the first of four this year. The section on The Book Hut, is aimed at providing information on workshops and classes in the local area, and was looking at the longstitch binding and marbling for children workshops that we have done at the hut.

The magazine also included a fantastic double-paged spread on the East Beach Studios as a collection with a little snippet on each of the huts, and some great night shots by Luke Casserly Photography.

The Beginnings of The Book Hut

Last week saw me move into my new studio with the help of The Man and my wonderful folks. It has meant a few days of huffing and puffing whilst moving huge amounts of paper and general stuff from my garage, under the sofa, in the drawers (the list goes on!) and accumulating it into the studio – very exciting!