ID: Japanese 4 Needle Booklet - Summer Time

Created: May 18, 2022
Size closed: 4"w x 4"h x .5"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 used a mix of yellow parchment stationary and bond papers.

The folios are 8"w x 4"h folded in half. The cover is created with a piece 4"h x 12"w. We added a piece f cardstock between the 1st signature page and the cover for added strength.

I covered the covers with some of my geli print paper.

I wrote the word "Summer Time" with a Fudensoke brush pen. Colored with Prisma colored pencils and added 3 small squares of gold leaf (Roberson 22kt Warm Gold) using Instacoll for my adhesive. I wanted a raised look.

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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