University of Atlantia

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Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

Naila al-Zarqa'

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA105 September 12, 2020 Course # 413
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fee
Length 2 hrs Credits 2
Attendees 11/248 Room Kyoto
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Learn how to make a book in the traditional Japanese (originally Chinese) style known as pouch binding (or stab-stitch binding). Class will not be recorded. Note that Google Meet requires a google account. Materials needed: 10-12 sheets of printer paper (the first step will be cutting them in half to form 20-24 sheets of paper 8.5" x 5.5" which you are welcome to do ahead of time if you prefer), a piece of decorative paper at least 10.5 x 7" (heavier weight scrapbooking paper works well), embroidery floss in a color complimentary to the decorative paper, needle with an eye big enough for the embroidery floss, awl (or other thing for poking holes through stack of paper), a rubber mallet (or normal hammer or even just a block of wood) to help you drive the awl through the paper stack, something to protect your work surface from the awl (an old phone book or a stack of junk mail works well. anything you don't mind poking holes in), scissors, glue (starch-based or PVA or elmer's glue), ruler, pencil, 2 large binder's clips are optional but useful to hold the paper together while you sew it
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