Bookmaking Workshop at Hajosy Arts – Japanese Puncture/Stab Bindings – Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

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Private Bookmaking Workshop with Cristina Hajosy

Workshop Title:  Japanese Puncture/Stab Binding

Date & Time:  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – 10am to 4pm

Location:  Canton, MA

Limited to 6 students

Tuition:  $125

Includes all materials, technique handouts and lunch!

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This all-day workshop will explore a beloved book structure: the Japanese puncture (or “stab”) binding. This technique is especially useful as it joins individual sheets into a text block. The sheets can be edited and sequenced by the artist, then bound, resequenced, and then bound again and again! Perfect for visual journals, print collections, photo albums, signature books, and upscale scrapbooking, you will find the Japanese puncture book has endless uses.

It features an exposed side stitch which can be embellished with beads, buttons, and even botanicals or personal charms. We’ll cover the traditional Japanese 4-hole stitch pattern, as well as 6 decorative variations. Both soft and hardbound versions will be completed. Exciting book cloth, handmade marbled and paste papers, linen threads and ribbons, all you’ll need and more…

Throughout the day, we’ll construct several projects to practice techniques and to get familiar with the materials and stitch patterns.

The morning will begin with fresh brewed coffee and home-baked goodies starting at 9:45am, and we’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salad and sandwiches.

We’ll create a unique, larger-scale artist’s book for the afternoon session.

Open to everyone ages 18 & up, all media and skill levels.

To see additional Japanese puncture bindings and other handmade books, check out my Etsy shop.

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