Stab Binding I, II, III, & IV

04/05/2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET

Description

Stab Binding I - 

Stab binding is a beautiful and simple way to learn bookbinding. This will be a wonderful class for anyone who wants to bind their first book, or for an experienced binder who is new to stab binding techniques. 

Students will learn the technique for two traditional stitches, including the 4-hole/eye binding (Yotsumi Toji) and Noble Binding (Koki Toji). We will also cover a few basic embellishments and alternatives ideas to give you ideas for personalizing and creating unique looks. 

Unlike many binding styles, stab binding allows individual (not folded) paper to be used as the book. We will be covering two of the easier tradional styles. This class will teach you all you need to know to join us for our more complex patterns in Stab Binding II. 

Stab Binding II - 

Stab binding is a beautiful and simple way to learn bookbinding, but it is also a very versatile book form with many possible patterns. This will be a wonderful class for anyone who understands the basics of the 4-hole stitch and for those that have taken Stab Binding I. 

Students will learn the technique for two trickier tradtional stitches, including the 4Hemp-Leaf (Asa-No-Ha Toji) and Tortoise Shell Binding (Kikko Toji). We will also cover a few basic alternative ideas for pages and cover techniques to add even more possibilities to how you will design your book.

This class is designed for those who have a basic understanding of stab binding and are looking to branch out to new patterns and techniques for covers and pages. Feel free to join us if you have taken Stab Binding I or have experience with stab binding.

Stab Binding III - 

Students will explore soft covers and how they can be done with stab binding. We will explore concepts that will help you create hinge folds, turn-ins, Z-folds, Dos-a-Dos, and even multi-volume concertina styles of covers. We will even discuss how many of these options can be combined to form additional possibilites. 

This class will be a split between discussing concepts and actually working on a style or two to practice. A working knowledge of a least one stab binding pattern is required. We will not be focusing on sewing during this class, we will be focusing on cover variations. 

Stab Binding IV - 

Stab binding is traditionally done as a soft or paper cover book, but we do not have to limit ourselves. Students will be learning a hard cover option that can be used with any of the 4 techniques of stab binding sewing we learned in previous classes. 

This class will focus on creation of the cover. The books will be bound with the stitch of choice of each individual. 

Feel free to join us if you have taken Stab Binding I or II, or have experience with stab binding and are confident in a least one stitching pattern for this class. For ages 13 and up.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock or patterned papers for cover (a few pieces)
    • Long grain paper works best such as Lokata paper
  • 18" long cover paper (2-3 sheets)
    • 12x18 acid free construction paper is a good option
  • Davy Board/Binder Board/Cover Board
  • Paste
  • Paste brush
  • Plain paper for the pages (several pieces)
  • Ruler (preferable non-slip metal)
  • Pencil
  • Cuttine mat
  • X-Acto or box cutter style knife
  • Scissors
  • Something to punch into (Instructor prefers old phone books to cutting mats)
  • Needle with large enough eye for your thread
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Awl ( A thumbstack will work too)
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments such as beads
  • Decorative punches (optional