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!
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.
Thanks for such a heartfelt comment! I’m glad my blog brought back these kinds of great memories, thanks for sharing!! 🙂