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Artisan Binding: Medieval Sewing

Di Elisa Cosma

A simple and versatile binding, ideal to start binding books. Do you want to try?

Artisan Binding: Medieval Sewing

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Paper Sheets
  • Cover
  • Needle
  • Wire
  • Awl

HOW TO DO IT:

First, fold the papers in half

We now hole the signatures, the holes for the signature must be equal and greater than 2.

Mark the points to be punched in the back of the signature (fold) and make the first and last signs at the same distance from the end of the signature. the space that remains between the two signs divide it and mark the two internal holes. Pay attention to the regularity of the signs. At this point open the signatures and pierce being careful to stay on the back.

Bring a signature to one end of the cover, from the inside of the same, center it (the cover edge exceeding the signature must be the same both at the top and bottom and for the entire length of the same).

At this point, bring the signs you see on the back of the signature on the cover and then mark in parallel as many as the signatures. If you have 4 signatures you will have 4 rows of holes vertically.

Take a strong wire. Make a knot about 6 centimeters from the end and thread it in a needle with a rounded tip.

The cover resting on the table with the reverse facing you. Insert the needle from the right side to the wrong side in the first hole at the bottom (towards you) on the left, take a signature and insert the needle in the corresponding point.

Enter the second hole towards the other of the signature and the cover. At this point, you should be with the needle on the right side of the cover. Return to the third hole of the cover and the signature and return out of the fourth. Now go to the next row alongside (to the right) and repeat the steps down.

When you have sewn all the signatures you will have to be at the bottom and have the initial thread next to it. Knot the end and then take the two ends (start and end) and tie them together.

The notebook is practically finished.

IF YOU LIKE IT AND YOU WANT TO TRY TO MAKE A NOTEBOOK WITH MEDIEVAL SEWING, YOU CAN FIND MY KIT WITH ALL THE NECESSARY ITEMS AND THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

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