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Stab-binding Online Demonstration

Developed in the Far East and later embraced by the West, stab-binding is a low-cost and simple binding technique. This online demonstration explores the four basic variations of stab-binding using simple tools and wonderful materials.

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Stab-binding Online Demonstration
Stab-binding Online Demonstration

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 10:00 AM EST

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About the event

This is an online demonstration. If you wish to attend this demonstration in-person at BOOKFORGE purchase your ticket from the aptly titled event: Stab-binding In-person Demonstration

Developed in the Far East and later embraced by the West, stab-binding is a low-cost and simple binding technique. This workshop explores the four basic variations of stab-binding using simple tools and wonderful materials.   The four variations this workshop will focus on are:

1. Yotsume Toji (Four-Hole Binding) – the most common and straightforward style

2. Koki Toji (Noble Binding) – a Chinese variant, also known as Kangxi, which has two extra holes near the corners for additional strength and decoration

3. Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding) – a variation of Kangxi with more holes, including corner stitching, creating a more elaborate and durable binding

4. Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell Binding) – similar to Asa-No-Ha Toji, without stitching around the corners.

We will discuss traditionally made stab bindings and modern sympathetic techniques. The history of this binding structure and its influence on the modern Smyth-sewn books we read and write in today.

The instructor will introduce the standard language and vocabulary of the bookbinder and the trade. Bookbinding tools and materials will also be covered above and beyond the topic of stab bindings.

Students will leave the Demonstration with a fundamental understanding of bookbinding, the knowledge, and experience of creating stab-bindings, and the history of the structure.

This event will be available to watch 24-48 hours after the conclusion of the demonstration.  Each patron will receive an unlisted link to the exclusive YouTube edited upload. The link will remain active indefinitely so you can watch or rewatch at your leisure. The video will also be available to our Bookbinder and our Book Artist Tiers at www.patreon.com/BOOKFORGE

Tickets

  • Stab-binding Demonstration

    This ticket does not include materials for the workshop. It entitles the holder to watch the demonstration only.

    $35.00
    Tax: Tax included+$0.88 service fee
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