Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Archetypal Book - and Book Binding as a Spell

This is the process followed to create this book binding:  Sheets of paper are folded in groups of eight units -signatures- that are sewn together to form the book block, which is then glued up to the leather covers.

The sewn side of the book is usually covered with a piece of paper or material -although if sewn properly is beautiful to show off. I believe in Japanese bookbinding tradition threads are left uncovered.

I made a template in paper before trying it out on the leather skin.

Preparing the leather cover.

Final result on the left side together with other bookbindings of mine, except the one on the top right corner which was bought as a model.

Same bookbinding opens quite well.

A previous bookbinding an my current agenda.

the one I purchased.

Another book binding with some artwork on the cover.

Another bookbinding with hard covers and leather,

My latest bookbinding projects.

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