Design Your Own Patterns for Japanese Stab Binding

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$ 90.00

July 21st, 2017 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Natalie Freed
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: July 21st, 2017 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: July 21st, 2017 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this workshop, students will learn how to design and stitch their own unique stab binding pattern. First, the class will go through creative exercises to generate both abstract and figurative patterns. Design principles to ensure patterns can serve as stable, durable bindings will be addressed. Students will then learn how to use a free online
app to work out the stitch order for any pattern. Finally, everyone will construct and stitch two books of their own design. 

Materials to Bring: Please bring a laptop (Windows, Mac, or other) to access the app. If this is a barrier, please email the instructor who can arrange for one you can borrow.

Optional: Any decorative papers that may be desired for the covers.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, glue brush, awl, bookbinding needles.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $90.00

Date & Time: Friday, July 21, 2017 :: 1-5pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Natalie Freed

Natalie Freed is a technologist and teacher with a lifelong love for craft and book arts. She currently teaches high school computer science, develops creative curriculum, and makes interactive books and electronic textile objects. She believes that technology is just another beautiful and fascinating material to play with. Her projects are documented at: 

Past Student Reviews:

“Natalie was very responsive to our needs and I got many useful tips on how to put a book together using a stab-binding. It wasn't a form that would have been one of my go-to forms before, but with Natalie's app and instruction, it now will be!”


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States