Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Online via Zoom
$49 for BAG members; you must be a member to participate
Maximum of 12 students
Register here: https://santafebag.org/register-for-pamela-mackellars-workshop/
The Stab Binding is a simple, non-adhesive, side-stitched binding that was practiced in China, Japan, and Korea. The binder stabs holes along the spine edge through the entire book block in a straight line or in a more complex pattern to create a decorative stitch that is visible on the outside covers. We will make 3 variations (4-hole, Noble, and Tortoise Shell) incorporating single sheets, folded sheets, soft cover, wraparound cover, and hinged hard cover.
This class is designed for beginners; however, experienced book artists are welcome.
Students will provide their own supplies, materials, and tools. BAG will send the supply list and Zoom link to registrants prior to class.
- Brief history of Stab Bindings
- How they are constructed
- Examples and resources
- Squaring the block
- Stabbing the holes
- Gluing/covering boards
- Hinged hard cover
- Sewing variations
- Following patterns
- Questions and sharing
Questions? Email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.