11 June 2015

Limp Binding - The Prince

This is a non-quilting post. I made this book for a friend. Used limp binding technique. The cover is heavy weight watercolour board, binding strips are leather (can't find alum tawed leather in Australia). The text is done in word to look like a 16th C printing. Printed on photocopier using booklet printing! I love that setting.

Sewed the quires together. I don't have a binding jig.

Cut the cover to shape.

Folded the cover to shape. Corners held in place with linen thread tackets.

Slits cut into cover and sewing supports threaded through.

This shows where supports are threaded through the cover. Also demonstrates how this binding can lay perfectly flat.

The book closed with ties done up.