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Monthly Bookbinding Workshop

Japanese Stab Binding:

This beginner-friendly stab binding technique is a perfect project to start your bookbinding journey. It is generally called a Japanese stab binding but was used throughout Asia. It’s a great option for binding pre-cut sheets of paper, no folding or gluing required. The simplicity of preparation and materials makes it the perfect “starter” project but is practiced by bookbinders of all levels.

Stab bindings are very popular in Japan dating back to the Edo period. Characteristics of this binding are an exposed spine with single sheets of paper sewn through the cover using several recognized sewing patterns; the patterns are the focal point of the binding. Since the spine is sewn through the cover the resulting book does not lay flat.

No experience necessary, but class-size is limited to 12 people per workshop. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $30 per person, all materials included.

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American Bookbinders Museum

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