Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$250 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on September 20th
3 sessions:
October 3, 10, 17
(Sunday mornings)

All sessions will run from:
10:00am – 12:30pm (eastern time)
9:00am – 11:30pm (central time)
8:00am – 10:30pm (mountain time)
7:00am – 9:30pm (pacific time)
Workshop // Trio of Japanese Bindings in a Wraparound Case Workshop

In this workshop, students will construct a common Japanese binding model, traditionally referred to as yotsume toji or 4-hole binding. With this pattern as the foundation, students will also learn the hemp-leaf and tortoise-shell pattern. We will build the models in a traditional manner, while incorporating western tools and equipment. To finish, we will construct a wraparound case held together with bone clasps to house all three models.

This workshop will be live instruction through Zoom. Open to students at any skill level, but please contact me if you have questions determining if this workshop is right for you.

Skill Level: Beginner

Material Kit
The workshop fee includes a material kit, which will be shipped to you prior to the workshop. In order to receive the material kit on time, please register by September 20th. Below is a list of tools and materials that you must supply yourself.

Tools and Materials
Students must supply the following tools and materials. Check out the vendor list for recommended suppliers.

Tool list
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Pencil
  • 300mm metal ruler
  • Japanese screw punch with 2mm bit (can also use a hollow punch with hammer)
  • Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
  • Small glue brush
  • Paste or Japanese glue stick
  • Scissors
  • #18 blunt needles
  • Binder’s clips
  • 18/3 Dyed linen thread
  • ¼” Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Scrap board (or something similar to place under binding to protect work surface from chisel)
  • Decorative Paper (1-2 sheets)

Offered for USA & International Students
You are welcome to sign up for this workshop regardless of your location. However, at this time kits will only be shipped to students within the US. If you are outside of the US, please email me directly in order to register and recieve information about prepping your own material kit.

Each Workshop is Recorded
All workshops will be recorded and made available to all registered students for a period of 60 days. A link to the recording will be sent out 1 day after it is recorded.

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued once material kits are shipped or 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. Workshops will run with a minimum of 4 students, if this number is not met then a refund will be issued.