Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Book #319

Flat Back with Recessed Cords

Today's binding is quite a miniature book, actually, so the binding is a little overdone. But nonetheless, it is a flat back sewn on two recessed cords.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Book #318

Tête-à-tête Binding

Now I am just renaming things all over the place. This is another 3-section sewing that I learned from Smith's book and if you are looking in his book for instructions, it is called Diagonal Ts.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book #317

Coiled Line

I have a couple more 3-section sewings to show you before I move onto some different bindings. Today's is a coil stitch, also learned from Smith's text. If you wrapped it a bit more tightly it could be called a packed coil.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Book #316

Tractate Binding

I did it again, just changed the name of the sewing pattern. If you're looking for the instructions, Keith Smith named this binding open book. I enjoy this renaming process, I almost want to go back and rename all the previous ones with, what I think are, unsatisfactory names.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Book #315

Knell Binding

Today's binding is another 3-section sewing that I learned from Smith's book (1, 2 & 3-section sewings). The thing I like least about this one, and some of the others, is the name he has given it. So I changed it, to make it more intriguing. If you are looking for his instructions, though, you will find it listed as Alternating Looped Bars.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book #314


Today's binding is a 3-section sewing called 'rocket'. I like this much more than yesterday's book.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book #313

Descending Xs
Today's binding is a 2-section sewing from Smith's book; I think this is the last of the 2-section techniques that I will be doing. This is not among my favorites, although it functions fine and it is easy to do.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book #312

Origami Wrapper

Today I have another bookish origami creation. I have printed a Chinese proverb on it that can be seen when it is opened. I found this structure in Japanese Papercrafts, which also has several other wrapper, box, and envelope structures handy in the book arts.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Book #311

Single-Section Album

This binding is meant to be used as an album or scrapbook where photos or other items are attached to the pages after the book is bound. In Cockerell's Bookbinding manual, he calls this a scrapbook binding. Essentailly, the pages and the spacers are all bound together like a single signature.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Book #307


I have a few more bindings from Smith's book (1,2 & 3 Section Sewings) this week. Today's is a 3-section binding called Pisces.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Book #306

Spring Action Binding

This little book is bound using the spring action binding that Smith describes in his book (Non Adhesive Binding vol 1). As he says, it doesn't stay closed so maybe it is really a very poor structure for a book, but in fact the spring action can be used to advantage when you want to display book content.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book #305

Drum Leaf Binding

I have been hearing about the drum leaf binding for a long time although I never attempted to make one until now. For this book, I bound a set of monoprints that I had done a while ago. The advantages of this binding are specific to a binding situation where you desire your page spreads to be a continuous sheet with no stitching in the fold.