In this video I take you through the first steps of hand-binding a book. I begin by tearing down large sheets of paper, then folding them into signatures, piercing sewing holes, cutting the linen tapes, waxing the thread, and finally sewing the book block.
Subsequent videos will detail gluing the book block, backing, trimming and rounding, and casing in. Thank you for watching!
Part 1.5 - Endpapers and Trimming: https://youtu.be/tXIzuN3z7WM.
Part 2 - Sewing Three-Color Endbands: https://youtu.be/EL9NBb0ihI8
Part 3 - Making the Case: https://youtu.be/r94pybv9lgQ
Part 4 - Applying the Leather: https://youtu.be/9mLod9GPXrc
Part 5 - Marbled Paper & Casing In: https://youtu.be/hznvLWIB5-c
List of Materials
- 120 gsm drawing paper
- Linen 25/3 thread
- Linen sewing tape
List of Tools
- Bone Folder
- Punching Cradle
- Sewing Needle
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