11 Curiosities About Artisan Binding
Di Elisa Cosma
Always useful tips and ideas if you also love paper and thread
WHAT IS THE BEST THREAD TO BIND?
As far as I'm concerned, the only essential feature of the wire is that it is very resistant to stress.
HOW DO YOU ESTABLISH THE LENGTH OF THE THREAD TO BIND A NOTEBOOK?
The length of the thread depends on the type of binding, the color of the paper and the type of thread. In any case, if the thread ends you can make knots and add the necessary.
WHAT KIND OF PAPER IS MOST SUITABLE FOR A DIY BOOK / NOTEBOOK?
In general, the easiest paper to work with and find is the 80 g one, that is, the photocopy one.
WHAT TYPE OF BINDING DO YOU PREFER AND WHY?
I prefer the exposed ligatures, that is, those that are seen and therefore are more decorative.
WHICH TECHNIQUE WOULD YOU USE TO MAKE AN ORIGINAL DRAWING ALBUM? AND WHAT MATERIALS?
In my opinion, an album suitable for drawing requires a suitable inner paper, for example, the 200 g smooth card, for the cover I would opt for a hard cover that provides support during the drawing outdoors. I would choose a seam that allows the album to open well, like the Coptic seam.
HOW CAN I REINFORCE A BOOK?
To reinforce a book that has a slow seam, a glue on the spine is sufficient.
WHICH BINDING COULD YOU BE TEACHING TO CHILDREN?
The simplest seams and easily replicable even at home are the medieval seam and the long stitch.
WHAT ARE THE BASIC TECHNIQUES TO BEGIN TO BIND?
The basic techniques are certainly the simplest seams because a lot depends on the manual skills of the person.
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE IN BINDING? DO YOU ALSO USE HOT ROLLING MACHINES FOR DECORATIONS?
To bind my notebooks I use almost exclusively simple tools, the decorations, when present I use natural materials, almost always unique pieces, if necessary manually modified. I always try not to stray too far from mine "
WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE TO DECORATE YOUR DIY NOTEBOOKS?
Most of my notebooks are composed of elements that make the notebook distinctive in itself, among the techniques I use for the covers there is printing with linoleum, the ecoprint, the pyrograph, the calligraphy with brushpen, the weaving, also cross stitch and origami.
HOW DID YOU BIND A STONE?
The stone was pierced with a drill, I used a sturdy wire, for the rest it was bound like any notebook.
Do you have any other questions or curiosities about artisan bookbinding?
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