The past two weekends I took classes to learn how to bind journals and books using Japanese Stab and Coptic binding methods. I enjoyed it very much and I’m excited to share my projects, and to use these binding methods in the future.
Four Japanese Stab Binding Stitches.
Four Needle Coptic Stitch
In this workshop we learned to measure, cut and paste fine, long-strand paper to chip board for the front and back covers, cut, fold and stack the plain paper interior ‘signatures’ and punch the works. Then came the four curved needles and the actual stitching to create the braided binding. So very cool!