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365 Day Creative Challenge // Day 30 // Japanese Stab Binding Stars

February 18th, 2014

Japanese Stab Binding // Star Stitch

And another bookbinding project to add to my fast-growing collection. This Star Stich may just be my favourite one yet… And I cannot describe how much I love that black paper with the gold and silver paint smears together with that yellow thread…

Japanese Stab Binding // Different Bindings

Tutorial used: http://beccamakingfaces.com/2012/12/19/japanese-stab-binding-tutorial-stars/

On my 25th birthday I received the “A Daily Creativity Journal” by Noah Scalin. I decided to try my hand at a 365 creative challenge, losely based on the book. I will be using the prompts in the book, but in the spirit of fun experimentation and creativity, I’m taking the liberty of switching prompts around, altering them, or dropping them for my own ideas etc. If I find it impossible to complete the project within 365 Days I may extend it to a longer time-frame, but I still want to complete all 365 projects if I can :)

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  • Hanako Zeidenberg

    Do you have a tutorial that instructs one how to make that beautiful paper (the black with gold and silver paint smears). It is absolutely gorgeous!

    • http://mindflight.me/ Ffion

      Hi Hanako, I’m afraid not, I purchased it at a local arts and crafts store. It is lovely, isn’t it?

      You might want to try googling something like “marbled paper” or “paper marbling”, “diy paper marbling”, “water marbling”, maybe you can find what you’re looking for there! Elise did something like this with nailvarnish on pottery bowls with some lovely results! http://eliseblaha.typepad.com/golden/2014/02/adventures-in-water-marbling-part-2.html
      Hope that helped :)

  • Kutthroat Kandie

    yeah so the Star Stitch, makes no sense for one that has never done this before. meh :(

    • http://mindflight.me/ Ffion

      I found the tutorial pretty good actually. A little confusing due to the sheer number of holes and complexity of the design, but I don’t know how she could have made it any clearer and personally loved the tutorial. But I’d definitely practice some easier ones first.

  • Joan

    where do I find the tutorial for this stitch?