Monday, July 27, 2015

Book #208

Loop Packed Tapes

This book is made using one of the techniques described in Keith Smith's book, Quick Leather Bindings (which is Vol 5 in his series). He has an interesting approach to these leather bindings where the leather is adhered using PMA (positionable mounting adhesive). I used PMA on this case and it is fine, I am perfectly satisfied with that adhesive on this particular book. The binding, on the other hand, does not make me happy. I like the appearance of the packed stitches, but I do not think it binds the textblock very well. Admittedly, this is my very first attempt at this particular binding so maybe it would get better with practice... but at the moment, it is not on my list of things to revisit.

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