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Make+Take: Japanese Stab Binding

November 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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An In-Studio Workshop!

Thursday, November 16, 7-9pm, In-Studio

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About this Workshop:

Learn how to make two variations of the traditional Japanese stab binding. This is a simple way to bind single sheets of paper into a book format, useful for journals and preserving memorabilia. 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary!

Registration closes November 8, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample images by Nathalie Ryan


Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get messy
  • Pen and paper to take notes


Nathalie A. Ryan is an educator, artist, writer, and musician, enjoying life in DC by wandering, wondering, and experimenting. Since 2002, she has led public programs at the National Gallery of Art and facilitated Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators at Harvard Project Zero. A certified mindfulness meditation facilitator and advocate for the role of the arts in nurturing cognitive, social-emotional, and ethical dispositions, Nathalie believes in the power of the arts to help people slow down, notice the world around them in new ways, spark curiosity, and deepen connection with oneself and others.

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