Japanese stab binding #53, dancing triangles

I thought about naming this drunken triangles or dizzy triangles. It’s pretty straightforward, especially with only 31 holes to punch.

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Japanese stab binding #45 & 46:memories and souvenirs

JSB memories: 57 holes, JSB souvenirs: 51 holes, both straightforward.

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Hello all! It’s been quite a while since my last bookbinding post, but a lot has happened in the past year. I both completed a masters degree and got married, moved between two continents and three countries, and am still in the process of relocating across the ocean once again.

A couple of days ago I finally sat down to create samples of designs I drew ages ago. I’ve played around with words before in sketches, though I can’t recall if I ever actually sewed any. I’m contemplating creating a free mini-font of these letters, so those of you who want to sew different words can create your own templates using properly spaced/consistently shaped letters. I’m giving some thought to those of you who would need accented characters, and what those letters might look like.

Also, my husband is French…so there will likely be more French-themed or related works on this blog in the future!

A process shot of JSB memories: halfway sewn
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japanese stab binding tutorial: sushi

jsb-37Second place in the tutorial poll. A very simple bind, no twists or complicated V shapes. 58 total holes. If you’d rather have cinnamon rolls instead of sushi, ignore the steps marked with an asterisk “*”.

**click any image to enlarge**

hole pattern
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sewing pattern
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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, wrap around spine, exit 2 again
enter 3
exit 4
enter 5
exit 6
enter 5
exit 4
enter 3
exit 2
enter 1
exit 7
enter 8
exit 9
enter 10
exit 11
enter 12
exit 13
enter 14
exit 15
enter 16
exit 17
enter 18
exit 19
enter 20
*exit 16
*enter 20
exit 19
enter 18
exit 17
enter 16
exit 15
enter 14
exit 13
enter 12
exit 11
enter 10
exit 9
enter 8
exit 7
enter 6
exit 21
enter 5, wrap around spine, enter 5 again
exit 22
enter 23
exit 24
enter 25
exit 24
enter 23
exit 22
enter 5
exit 21
enter 26
exit 27
enter 28
exit 29
enter 30
exit 31
enter 32
exit 33
enter 34
exit 35
enter 36
exit 37
enter 38
exit 39
*enter 35
*exit 39
enter 38
exit 37
enter 36
exit 35
enter 34
exit 33
enter 32
exit 31
enter 30
exit 29
enter 28
exit 27
enter 26
exit 25
enter 40
exit 24, wrap around spine, exit 24 again
enter 41
exit 42
enter 43, wrap around spine, enter 43 again
exit 44, wrap around left edge, exit 44 again
enter 43
exit 42
enter 41
exit 24
enter 40
exit 45
enter 46
exit 47
enter 48
exit 49
enter 50
exit 51
enter 52
exit 53
enter 54
exit 55
enter 56
exit 57
enter 58
*exit 54
*enter 58
exit 57
enter 56
exit 55
enter 54
exit 53
enter 52
exit 51
enter 50
exit 49
enter 48
exit 47
enter 46
exit 45
enter 44
exit 45
enter 40
exit 25
enter 26
exit 21
enter 6
exit 7, tie off

japanese stab binding tutorial: snake eyes

For all that this bind is a beginning level pattern, it was very hard to write the tutorial! I kept confusing myself. Which is why it has taken me so long to post it. So… if anyone tries to sew it and runs into a snag, let me know and I will edit the instructions.

**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 spine
enter 1 again, wrap around right edge
enter 1 again
exit 2, wrap around right edge
exit 2 again
enter 3, thread needle through loop from 1, point RIGHT
enter 3 again, wrap around right edge
enter 3 again
exit 4, wrap around right edge
exit 4 again
enter 3
exit 2
enter 5, wrap around right edge
enter 5 again
exit 4
enter 5
exit 6, wrap around right edge
exit 6 again
enter 4
exit 6
enter 5
exit 2
enter 1
exit 7, wrap around spine
exit 7 again, wrap around left edge
exit 7 again
enter 8, wrap around left edge
enter 8 again
exit 9, thread needle through loop from 7, point LEFT
exit 9 again, wrap around left edge
exit 9 again
enter 10, wrap around left edge
enter 10 again
exit 9
enter 8
exit 11, wrap around left edge
exit 11 again
enter 10
exit 11
enter 12, wrap around left edge
enter 12 again
exit 10
enter 12
exit 11
enter 8
exit 7
tie off