Japanese Side-bound Books

instructor: Nikki Thompson

category: Book Arts

for: Adults

price: $75 (materials included)

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

Nikki Thompson is a book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press) and poet. With an MFA from the California College of the Arts, her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and photography. Her work has been awarded First Prize at Gallerie Renee Marie and a Purchase Prize at 23 Sandy Gallery, as well as a nomination for a Pushcart Prize and recipient of the College Book Arts Association Project Assistance Grant. Her work can be seen at deconstructedartichokepress.com

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WHERE: Myrtle Press

TIME: 10am – 1pm

AGES: Adults

PRICE:  $75