japanese stab binding tutorial: butterfly

Dedicated to former adviser, Robert…I know you miss my ‘butterfly’ days… :)

An intermediate bind with a difficult hole pattern.

**click on an image to enlarge**

hole pattern

sewing pattern

EXIT = needle pointed DOWN and ENTER = needle pointed UP
=====

enter 1, (leave a tail but don’t knot it) wrap around right edge, enter 1 again
exit 2
enter 3
exit 4
enter 5
exit 6
enter 7
exit 8
enter 5
exit 8
enter 7
exit 6
enter 5
exit 4
enter 3
exit 2
enter 6
exit 2
enter 1
exit 9
enter 3
exit 10
enter 5
exit 10
enter 3
exit 9
enter 11
exit 12
enter 10
exit 12
enter 5
exit 12
enter 13
exit 14
enter 13
exit 12
enter 14
exit 5
enter 14
exit 8
enter 14
exit 15
enter 7
exit 15
enter 16, wrap around spine at an angle to below 19, enter 16 again
exit 15
enter 14, wrap around spine, point needle to the right, thread needle through loop from 16, enter 14 again
exit 17
enter 18
exit 16
enter 19
exit 17
enter 19
exit 16
enter 18
exit 17
enter 14
exit 20, wrap around spine at an angle to below 21, exit 20 again
enter 14
exit 12
enter 21
exit 22
enter 23
exit 24
enter 23
exit 25
enter 23
exit 22
enter 21
exit 26
enter 25
exit 27
enter 25
exit 26
enter 21
exit 28
enter 29
exit 30
enter 31 wrap around left edge, enter 31 again
exit 32
enter 33
exit 34
enter 35
exit 36
enter 37
exit 38
enter 35
exit 38
enter 37
exit 36
enter 32
exit 36
enter 35
exit 34
enter 33
exit 32
enter 31
exit 30
enter 33
exit 39
enter 35
exit 39
enter 33
exit 30
enter 29
exit 28
enter 39
exit 28
enter 35
exit 28
enter 40
exit 41
enter 40
exit 28
enter 41
exit 35
enter 41
exit 38
enter 41
exit 42
enter 37
exit 42
enter 43, wrap around spine at angle to below 46, enter 43 again
exit 42
enter 41, thread needle through loop from 43, point needle to the left, enter 41 again
exit 44
enter 45
exit 43
enter 46
exit 44
enter 46
exit 43
enter 45
exit 44
enter 41
exit 47, wrap around spine, thread needle through loop from 20, point needle right, exit 47 again
enter 41
exit 28
enter 21
exit 12
enter 11
exit 9
tie off with tail from 1

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6 thoughts on “japanese stab binding tutorial: butterfly

  1. Thanks a lot…this looks great. I have so many butterflies in my garden right now so this fits perfectly for summer. Have a super day…..I love your tutorials:)

    • Hey Teresa! Thanks for posting a link to your bind, I love seeing what other people do with my patterns. Glad you found my whole blog too– I post the hole patterns for each tutorial with the idea that others can print them out and use them as a guide for drilling the holes. Makes the organic binds (like this one) much easier! :)

      • I’ll definitely be trying the easier way next time. My main problem was that the picture I had had been resized to the point that making it larger to fit my book ruined resolution so thoroughly I couldn’t read it anymore because the lines went wonky. Therefore, I did everything the hard way. But I relished the challenge-it’s really been a bit too long since I’ve done an organic binding and I’ve mainly done them in coptic besides. I grant I just got excited.

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