Japanese Bookbinding at SPA

This past weekend I taught the first of two new workshops that are debuting this month at Studio Place Arts – Japanese Bookbinding. It almost didn’t run because early on, there weren’t enough folks signed up. Then next thing you know, it’s full and there’s a wait list. Go figure!

I had a selfish motive for developing this workshop – it gave me the opportunity to blab about my trip to Japan (as if I don’t do it enough already). Oh yeah, and I also wanted to teach the different structures. Yep.

We worked on six different Japanese bindings: Yamato TojiYotsume Toji (Four-hole Binding), Koki Toji/Kangxi (Noble Binding), Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding), Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell Binding), and Daifuku Cho (Account Book).

It was a lot to get done in just a few hours, but as always, I get the best students. Lucky me!

Just look at these binding warriors:

Japanese Bookbinding workshop at Studio Place Arts

Student sewing at Japanese Bookbinding binding workshop

Handmade Japanese bound books

SPA will be running the class again due to its popularity. Keep an eye on SPA’s website for the date (probably in June 2018). If you’d like to get updates from me about upcoming classes and other doings, there are a few ways you can receive them:

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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