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!