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Japanese Stab Stitch
Japanese Stab Stitch

Sun, Jun 19



Japanese Stab Stitch

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Jun 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Cleveland, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Japanese Stab Binding was a bookbinding method used for most books created during the Edo Period in ancient Japan. In this workshop, participants will learn traditional Japanese four-hole stab bookbinding techniques, Yotsume Toji, the Noble Binding, and, time permitting, the Tortoise Shell binding. These bindings have contemporary appeal and are excellent for beginners. Many of the supplies will be ready and provided; no glue or folding is involved, so students can focus on the structure and form of the book and walk away with multiple books for use.

Instructor Bio:

Jenniffer Omaitz is the owner of JC Marbling, a small marbling and book arts studio in Kent, Ohio. She is also known for her Installations and Paintings and sculptural installations shown throughout the Midwest region. She currently teaches at Kent State University, University of Akron, and Praxis Fiber Workshop.

Student Supply List:

straight needle

curved needle


thread 4ply or heavier thread

can use hemp, waxed cord, or like material

decorative or handmade paper to cover front and back cover

interior heavy paper to cover inside of boards.

Optional Suggested Reading:

Keith Smith

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