The Studio on a Sunday

Day 152/365


I’ve always loved to learn, I think it’s important to keep my creativity honest and fresh. Today’s post is about learning a new binding; the Greek Binding.  For anyone who has experience with hand binding books, and has perhaps tried this binding, you know this is a fun one!

Some quick facts about the Greek Binding:
-There must be a minimum of 20 signatures (that’s right, a whopping 20!!)
-It is a 2 needle sewing (as opposed to the usual 1 needle sewings like Longstitch and Pamphlet.)
-It is not sewn from cover to cover but rather both sides are started from the outside and worked towards the middle, where they meet in a beautiful figure 8-like stitch.

I don’t have a photo of the finished project, but I can say that it was a good challenge.  It was also a nice break from the bindings I usually choose.  Sometimes it’s just so refreshing to build skills and knowledge to learn a new way of doing something you do everyday.  Have you learned a new bookbinding technique lately?  I’d love to hear about it!



2 thoughts on “The Studio on a Sunday

  1. I found this blog through a friend.
    I am unable to see and don’t write in journals anymore, but I love what you’re doing here.
    I remember back to the days when my oma would make me little booklets of paper to colour in and she would sew them together for me with yarn.
    I also used to love, in school, when we would make books and they would have hard covers and everything, made with wall paper I think it was.
    It’s a Sunday and that made me nostalgic.

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