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Japanese Book Binding

Last month my comping class mentor taught me how to create our own Japanese book binding.

At first when my mentor showed us the process i tough its gonna be complicated but when tried it myself it feels really simple and easy to memorise, the only intricate part of this book binding process is the consistency and neatness when doing the cutting and punch holing the paper. But Overall its a very simple process.

After the class session my mentor tasked us to create 3 Japanese book binding using three different sizes of paper ranging from A4-A6. For the cover of my Book i use carton paper wrapped with gift wrapping paper in order to create a unique texture and for the actual body of the book i uses normal white paper.

Materials Needed

The Materials Needed
The Materials Needed
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Three sheets of 18in x 24in (approx 46cm x 61cm) Drawing PaperĀ or sketchbook paper
  • Sheet of thick handmade paper or card stock
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Bookbinding Needle
  • Awl
  • Ruler
  • Triangle (or set square)
  • Cutter