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Two-needle Coptic Sewing
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Two-needle Coptic Sewing
- From: "Gray, Lyle" <Lyle@QUODATA.COM>
- Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 10:22:00 -0500
- Message-Id: <199902171520.HAA17994@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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This may simply be a matter of practice, but...
I'm working on a two-needle Coptic sewn binding, which has 11 gatherings of
8 pages and 1 gathering of 4 pages. The "short" gathering is the last
gathering of the text block.
I'm repeatedly running into a problem on the 4 pg gathering of drawing the
thread through the fold and tearing it. For my test book, I've repaired the
damage by pasting in a small piece of paper across the tear, running the
grain crosswise of the pages.
I suspect that part of the problem is that my hands get used to working with
the 8 pg gatherings, which can take more stress.
Does anyone have any tips on how to keep myself from tearing that last
Lyle H. Gray
lyle @ quodata . com inceptum perage