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.

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