Simple, yet elegant, the Japanese Stab Binding is one of the first book structures I learned how to make. There is no glue involved and it takes the most basic materials. These particular covers are hand printed Nepalese Lokta papers bound with waxed linen cord, but any papers, threads, yarns, or cording could be used. It’s versatile, secure, and easy to make. As an artist, it was satisfying for me to witness the little book gems that emerged.