ORIENTAL BINDINGS - LOR0222
Lugano,12 February 2022
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo


One day workshop to get closer to Far East bindings.

We will deal with different Chinese and Japanese models and study the basic sewing structure plus some variations. We will also study some basic construction by working with traditional concertina.

We will use Oriental paper for the inside of the books and decorated paper for the bindings as well as different kinds of coloured silk, cotton or hemp threads, allowing for personal approaches and results.

These versatile techniques can be also used to put together simple loose sheets and can prove very useful for paper that cannot be folded into sections and therefore sewn with western methods.

No specific knowledge is requested for this course.


ORIENTAL BINDINGS - LOR0222
Lugano,12 February 2022
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

Book Arts Design Hub