Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by Jody Alexander
Learn four different stitches for this historical Japanese bookbinding structure: Four-hole, Noble, Hemp Leaf and Tortoise Shell. Single sheets are stacked and bound to create this simple and elegant binding. These are great books to use for sketchbooks, journals, photo albums and artists' books.

What you will learn:
— Preparing paper and cover for binding
— Creating sewing stations for binding
— Four-hole, nobile, hemp leaf, and tortoise shell binding stitches
Chapters
Introduction
01:32
02:01
Four-Hole
03:07
03:48
09:11
Noble
03:13
08:11
Hemp Leaf
04:30
08:24
Tortoise Shell
02:59
08:32
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials: bone folder
  • straight edge ruler
  • awl
  • cutting knife (optional if you tear paper)
  • needle
  • clothes pins
  • one sheet of 8.5 x 11 cover weight paper (will be halved to make two cover pieces)
  • 5 -10 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 text weight or light weight paper (will be halved to make the book pages)
  • thread (linen thread is best for bookbinding but for this binding you can experiment with other string or thread)
  • pencil
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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