Saturday, October 16, 2010

Greek Stitch - Mike Commons

This book is 2.75 inches by 4.25 inches. The binding is made up of 3 pairs of the Greek Stitch. In order to use the Greek Stitch, you must have a minimum of 20 signatures. In the past 2 books I made, I had 13 signatures of 3 folio's, so I took the 3rd folio from each signature and created 6 more pairs of 2 folio's and added a folio to the last signature to create 20 folio's of 2 pages totaling 160 pages of Mohawk Superfine 100 lb paper. The Greek stitch requires you to sew half of the signatures to the front cover, and then the other half to the back. Once they are sewn, you do a figure eight stitch to join the two halves together. I combined purple and yellow from alternate sides to celebrate the uniqueness of the stitch. The book took 5 hours to complete.

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