Event: Japanese Bookmaking Workshop

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Monday, Apr. 8, 2019. 11:00am to 2:00pm




Special Collections

About this Event

We will have stations that will teach attendees the Japanese stab binding technique and suminagashi paper marbling. You will also be able to apply a print of your choice to the book cover.

The original Japanese version of stab binding is called Yotsume Toji, which roughly translates to “four holes,” and was most popular during the Edo period from 1603 to 1868.

Stab binding is a favorite among many “Do-It-Yourself” craftspeople and bookbinders due to its low-cost nature. Paper marbling is what it sounds like: a surface design process that produces patterns reminiscent of those found on smooth marble stones. This method ensures a unique result each time.

Come, enjoy the fun, and leave with a handmade custom book.