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Re: What Do You Call That Stitch? Or Is It a Binding?



Please respond to entire list.  I'd like to hear responses, too.

Jane Brown
brownjm@musc.edu

--On Fri, Aug 18, 2000 4:28 PM -0400 Suzanne Tourtillott
<suzanne@LARKBOOKS.COM> wrote:

> Dear List,
>
> I am writing a book that explains how to make a number of handmade
> journals. Some are simple, tape-sewn books, but several others are quite
> complex. I am writing out the instructions for each journal, and am
> beginning to find variations in terminology. For instance, my book artist
> tells me he used Coptic binding, but in other references I see it called
> chain stitch. Also, another Coptic includes chain, kettle, and a stitch he
> calls herringbone, but in other (printed) references I see it called
> French.
>
> I researched the archive, and can't get a clear consensus on Coptic
> binding. Is there a single type of stitching called Coptic, or is Coptic a
> catchall term that might include several different types of stitches,
> according to the maker's preference, as long as the spine is exposed? I
> want to be very, very accurate with this book.
>
> If the whole topic is too big for the list, please direct me to a
> definitive (printed) source, or reply offlist to: Suzanne Tourtillott
> <suzanne@larkbooks.com>
>
>
> Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
> Editor
> Lark Books
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> Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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>
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