Thursday, June 04, 2015
The book I made for today is an example of a 16th-17th Century Italian paper covered binding where the signatures were sewn using a type of longstitch sewing through a primary wrapper then covered with a decorative secondary wrapper. I scanned and printed a woodblock design from that period and used it on my secondary wrapper.
There are a number of variations of this binding which I will show over the next few days. The models that I am making for these various Italian paper-covered, or limp paper case, bindings are based on information compiled by Maria Fredericks, which she shared with participants at PBI in 2012.