The Studio on a Sunday

Day 152/365

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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!

 

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