ID: Japanese 4 Needle Booklet - Laugh Out Loud

Created: August 18, 2022
Size closed: 4.5"sq x 1/2"thk

BVCG hosted Sherrie Lovler teaching us this Japanese 4 needle binding as well as doing an abstract type of painting with Sumi ink and watercolors and misc other products.. Fun. I've made several various books since then...





I used a pinkish Canson paper as well as some kind of white cardstock...

There were 2 folios that were double the page size so folded in half and created a pocket adding a border from my geli print stash. Also added borders on the front and back covers.

I wrote the word using Sumi ink and Parallel pens accenting with white gel pen or colored pencils.

BINDING: Thread 2 needles to one piece of thread approx 20" for this booklet. Starting with the back section (working back to front), insert the needles from the inside into the 1st 2 holes from the top (one needle in each hole). Repeat with next 2 threaded needles in bottom holes. Insert needles into next signature then put the 2nd needle into the 1st hole in this signature, and the 1st needle into the 2nd hole. Pull snug. Put the needles directly above in the next signature. and repeat the cross over of needles to the outside. Work on the bottom 2 holes at the same time. Tie knots when in the final signature and cut remaining thread.





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