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Japanese Stab-Stitch Book Binding

July 15, 2021

Next Session: Thursday, July 15, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 - 12:00pm 

In this workshop instructor Carol Marie Vossler, will teach you the ancient technique of the Japanese stab-stich book binding method. Students will first warm up with a three- signature soft covered book using a  pamphlet stitch, and then learn the steps needed to make a soft covered book using a Japanese stab stitch binding.  Participants will learn how to plan, punch,  fold and bind their signatures, creating two of their very own handmade books. 

Stab-stitch bookbinding, originated in China during the Edo period in 1603, was the most common style of stab-stitch binding. The binding method was adapted in both Korea and Japan. Chinese stab binding traditionally had four holes, Korean stab binding had five, and Japanese stab binding used different amounts of holes for different types of books.

 Registration Deadline July 11th

Member: $40      Non-Member: $50

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 Covid Update: Due to current Covid-19 guidelines we are asking all interested students if you are fully vaccinated, as a part of our registration process. At this time you do not need to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in in-person workshops. This information will only be used for the View Center for Art and Culture to prepare proper seating for our classes in accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines. Masks and social distancing is required if you have not yet been fully vaccinated and or have not provided proof of vaccination to the front desk.

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