A while back I told you I was working on a japanese stab book. I finally finished the book this week. The book was made as part of a swap for the Hinges group at Milliande’s art community for women.
Every month there is a prompt and a theme to make a book. This month the idea was to make a japanese stab binding book with quotes. As I wanted to make a book with a japanese stab binding for some time now, I decided to join in the swap.
So I looked in awe at all sorts of beautiful binding patterns and figures, but decided to go with the simplest form of binding for my little booklet. Especially since it was for a swap. In hindsight I’m so glad I did, because binding it proved to be a bit of a challenge, as you can see in the video I made.
So here’s my little book. I didn’t make many progress pics, but i’ll try and explain what I did to make this booklet. In the video you can watch me struggle with the binding =).