Thursday, July 29, 2010

Artist's Bookmaking Week 5


Last week in my bookmaking class we started to learn about hand sewn binding techniques- basic signature sewing. Signatures are the little folded units of pages in a book; we made some for practice and then practiced sewing them into paper books.

I enjoyed the hand sewing a lot; I like to do hand sewing generally so this was a fun skill to learn. We learned a basic three-hole technique and then a second that resulted in a cross-hatched stitch on the outside but used five holes on the signature. I didn't get a good picture of that unfortunately but here is the booklet I made:I experimented with signature sewing over the weekend and wrote about it here on my craft blog. Tonight we'll be doing books that mix folded and sewn structures. Should be interesting!

9 comments:

R. J. said...

The book lover in me would really enjoy that workshop. It is so appealing and interesting.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're learning a lot in that class!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Oh, I wish I could be as crafty as this! I'm all thumbs, two left feet, and daft when it comes to these abilities! This looks so fun!

Alayne said...

Very lovely! :)
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

Zibilee said...

This does look like it would be a really fun class to take! I am also loving the color combinations that you are coming up with. Have fun at class tonight!

Kathleen said...

I just love seeing the things you make in your class. I'm on the lookout for a similar class in my area but at a minimum your posts are inspiring me to do some more card making and scrapbooking in the near future.

jewwishes said...

I am sure I would love a class like this.

I love the colors and patterns...

diaryofaneccentric said...

Wow, that class sounds like a lot of fun. You're doing great!

stacybuckeye said...

I love these book making posts :)