Japanese Stab Binding

with Laurel Jedamus
Tuesday, March 30; 6–9pm CT

Try your hand at Japanese stab binding, a book structure with origins dating from the 1600s in Japan, China, and Korea. The Japanese stab binding features unique exposed sewing patterns and works well for binding several separate sheets of paper together. In this virtual workshop, make two softcover books using two traditional sewing patterns, Kangxi and Hemp Leaf.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$60/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$30 for BIPOC participants* (10% discount for MCBA members)
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend you join on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 3/28 at midnight (CT).