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Variations on Japanese Sidestitch

  • Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1721 25th Street Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)

The Japanese sidestitch, or stab binding, became popular in the 14th century. We will bind three Japanese-style books in a basic stab binding pattern, a tortoise shell binding pattern, and a hemp pattern. We will learn to pierce sewing stations and bind or sew the book. The final products make beautiful gifts or journals.

You will need a bone folder, awl, and needle, X-acto knife, ruler, cutting matte, scissors, and pencil (if you do not already have these the instructor will have them available for you to borrow).

Price: $60 (SBCC Member Price: $50)

To register email Maryellen Burns-Dabaghain at

Later Event: February 23
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