How To: Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

This two-part video demonstrates the ancient Chinese book binding technique called stab binding. If you do a lot of calligraphy, you can use this technique to put all of your sheets together into a really attractive and traditional book. Make sure you line the pages up correctly!

Here is a list of tools you would need for bookbinding:
1) Cutting mat;
2) Foam pad;
3) Cutting knife(X-acto or scalpel);
4) Paper, rice paper, mulberry paper or any drawing paper.
5) Paper poking tool;
6) Bone Folder;
6) Thread - fine French linen thread is recommended for the best result;
7) Bookbinding needles;
8) Masking tape

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

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