Have you ever thought about learning to bind or start book binding and felt overwhelmed by not just how many types there are out there, but by the supplies required to make some of them happen? I have one for you today, that is perfect for someone who wants to try binding without having to invest in a lot of tools or time.
There are many different types and techniques of binding and book binding available. They range from being simple to complex and have various looks and functionality. Many require supplies like boards, clamps, glue, cloth, etc. on top of the basic binding supplies. The most versatile of these is Japanese Stab Binding. It is a simple binding technique that requires just a handful of supplies. You can use any type or paper and even mix/match materials. The only requirement is that the material has to be cut to the same size. No folding or gluing required!
You can use this technique to create your own calligraphy or watercolor journals, photo albums or scrapbooks, diaries, or to bind a collection of things like envelope art and happy mail!
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Instructor: Jane Matsumoto
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