Friday 8th Nov 2019
10am - 1pm
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.
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These classes are social, relaxed sessions aimed at all abilities. We will learn a wide variety of techniques from relief printing, screen printing, intaglio printing, dyeing and batik. Most sessions are single mornings but occasionally the technique will require two sessions so this will require both to be booked - the choice is yours!
Suitable for all - experienced or not.
£20 per session
If full, please email email@example.com to add your name to the waiting list.