Coptic Stitch & Japanese Stab Binding Workshop
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About the Event
Artist Jessica Thalmann will lead a workshop with participants interested in learning two unique styles of handmade books including Coptic Stitch and Japanese Stab binding. This workshop is suitable for photographers, illustrators, painters, collage and interdisciplinary artists wishing to create sewn book structures not requiring glue. Thalmann will present a lecture on artists exploring unique threaded elements in their photobooks. Participants will then be guided through the creation of two techniques: Japanese stab binding, a great place to start with four hole punched single facing sheets hand sewn into elegant designs; and Coptic Stitch, a very old technique using beautiful visible chain stitch links across the spine and a hard cover where the entire book is sewn together with one continuous piece of thread.