japanese stab binding tutorial: chevrons

I’m still playing around with how to best portray the top and the underside of each binding pattern. The gray arrows indicate the direction on the underside of the book block.

**click on the image to enlarge**

EXIT = needle pointed DOWN and ENTER = needle pointed UP
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enter 1, leave a tail (but don’t knot it)
exit 6
enter 5
exit 6
enter 1
exit 2
wrap around edge, exit 2 again
enter 3
exit 5
enter 4
exit 3
enter 4
exit 5
enter 3
exit 2
enter 1
exit 7
enter 8
exit 9
enter 8
exit 7
enter 9
exit 10
enter 6
exit 11
enter 6
exit 10
enter 14
exit 13
enter 12
exit 11
enter 13
exit 12
enter 11
exit 13
enter 14
exit 10
enter 15
exit 16
enter 17
exit 16
enter 15
exit 17
enter 18
exit 14
enter 19
exit 14
enter 18
exit 22
enter 21
exit 20
enter 19
exit 21
enter 20
exit 19
enter 21
exit 22
enter 18
exit 23
enter 24
exit 25
enter 24
exit 23
enter 25
exit 26
enter 22
exit 27
enter 22
exit 26
enter 30
wrap around edge, enter 30 again
exit 29
enter 28
exit 27
enter 29
exit 28
enter 27
exit 29
enter 30
exit 26
wrap around edge, exit 26 again
enter 25
exit 23
enter 18
exit 17
enter 15
exit 10
enter 9
exit 7
enter 1
wrap around edge, tie off end

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5 thoughts on “japanese stab binding tutorial: chevrons

    • Thanks, Andressa!
      Umm… I would probably just guess. :) But if you wanted to estimate mathematically…
      Measure between 1 and 2 (a), between 3 and 4 (b), the length of the spine (c), and the thickness of the spine (d).
      Then you have: (a x 16) + (b x 28) + (c x 4) + (d x 34). Add a bit extra just in case!

  1. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the world. Today, your fine instructions helped a little girl make a special book that will be interred with her mother’s ashes tomorrow. My sweet friend lost her courageous battle with brain cancer and left behind a 10-yr-old daughter. Together, we followed your steps to a “T” and fashioned a sweet book that she will write some poems to her mom in. Thank you! Thank you!

    I took a picture of the book but don’t think I can post it here. I’d love to share it with you, if you’re interested. Pls email me, and I’ll send the pic.

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