Japanese Stab Binding

By The Bindery (other events)

Tuesday, October 11 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM CDT

Join us for an evening of book making using a traditional, Japanese-style of decorative binding. This popular stab-binding technique results in exterior stitching patterns that are visable (and beautiful) on the front and rear covers. Each student will learn two different stitches and produce two small books during the class.  

*note: sign up for our paper marbling class first if you'd like to make your own paper to use for this class! If you sign up for marbling, please contact us BEFORE buying a ticket to this class: we'll give you 10% off!

Otherwise, we'll be using top grade materials [provided] and techniques to really give your books an extra special touch, including:

  • A variety of fine, decorative papers to choose from for your covers.
  • Traditional cloth-covered corners at the spine (kadogire)
  • Thick, 100% cotton interior pages (sutible for drawing or even wet work such as inks and watercolor)

Each student will be taught a standard 4-hole pattern for their first book and then a more complex variation on Kangxi Binding for their second. Students will leave with the knowledge to create more of these books on their own at home (or in our shared maker space)!

Masks are not required at the time of this posting, but are very welcome. This may change by the time of the class, and The Bindery reserves the right to require masks or other safety percautions at any time. Participants will be alerted to any changes prior to the workshop.

The Bindery

Mailing Address

347 E. Ward Street Milwaukee, WI 53207