2022WKSP-04 Japanese Tetsuyoso Binding & Chitsu

  • 06 Mar 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online using MS TEAMS
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Japanese Tetsuyoso Binding & Chitsu

Instructor: Stuart Hill

Location: ONLINE using MS TEAMS

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022

Hours: 1 - 4 PM Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $55 members / $115 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: None, but some binding experience is helpful


Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:59 PM

Please note this is a live workshop and will NOT be recorded.

The Tetsuyoso is unique amongst the Japanese bindings. The book is constructed by sewing sections at the folded edge, much as a Western-style binding, but with a far different thread path.

This style has been historically used for both accounting and narrative books. The cover construction will feel familiar as it shares many aspects of other Japanese bindings.

To protect your book or collection of books, we will build the Chitsu wrap-around cover.

Participant Sourced Materials (specifics will be provided prior to workshop):

Decorative papers for cover and endpages

Textblock paper


Paste (or PVA adhesive)

Binder’s Board/Graphic Board

Book Cloth (or decorative paper)

Tools Required:

Bone folder




Paste Brush & Paste

Mat knife & Cutting Mat

Ruler/Straight Edge


Divider (optional)

Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza, Karin Scheper, and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com.


The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any required directions about materials preparation. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please note this is a live workshop and is not recorded.

Technical requirements for participation:

Access to the internet and to MS Teams (through a browser or application)

Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

Microphone or Headset / Webcam

Supported browsers – Microsoft Teams currently supports Microsoft Edge, RS2 or later, and Chrome (version 72 or later). Firefox and Safari are not recommended. If your available browser is not compatible, please go the download page for Microsoft Teams and there is a desktop and tablet client (app) for Mac, Android, and Windows. You do not need a Microsoft 365 account to be a guest at a Teams meeting.

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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