ID: Japanese 4 Needle Booklet - Play

Created: August 25, 2022
Modified: October 8, 2022
Size closed: 4"w x 4.5"h x 3/4"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.

It is so addictive... and I'm getting to use a bunch of decorated papers I made eons ago...




I used an unknown heavy weight white paper 9" x 12" and cut it in half. Each page folded into 3 equal sections of 4". Pages open up to 2 to 4 section widths. Some with pockets.

Front decorated with a silver gilded, spray web, Distress pad background. The word "Play" written in Funky Neuland with a Parallel pen and Sumi ink.

Back page is spray painted with Krylo spray paints.

BINDING: Thread 2 needles to one piece of thread approx 14" 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. Work on the  bottom 2 holes at the same time. Put the needles directly above in the next signature. and repeat the cross over of needles to the outside. Tie knots when in the final signature and cut remaining thread.


a border from scrap geli print paper done on Arches Text Wove paper.


Circular pocket cut out and bordered with crinkled tissue paper cardstock. Bottom circle added as a decorative element.


another geli print border


Corner cut off for another pocket covered with marbled paper


decorative text weight paper adhered to pages. Both sides open to a 4 section spread.


another circular cut out pocket. Dry embossed cardstock adhered to cut out and drop out piece adhered at bottom.


A side pocket with a triangle cut out. Paste paper decorated paper and Rollagraph stamped on misc paper. Drop out piece adhered to floor of pocket.



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