Lightning Stitch – CFPR, UWE Bristol

by Angela

Lightning Stitch Book Binding
Another ‘sewn through the spine’ binding. Very simple, the book contains 2 signatures. Making books is addictive,  I can’t wait to do my next course. This was made on a One Day Course with Guy Begbie called – Architectural Book Structures.  I forgot my camera so have no good pictures of that day.  I didn’t actually finish this book on the course but Guy gave me very good notes and I finished it at home.  I really wasn’t sure I could do this without guidance but something clicked and I managed it.

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Waterstone Jewelry 9th January 2009 - 4:38 pm

Love the book! Have a great weekend and you have been TAGGED. Go back to my blog for your instructions.

Angela 10th January 2009 - 2:30 pm

Thank you. Have a good weekend too!

The Marlowe Co. 10th January 2009 - 3:45 pm

That is very neat.

Rachel 10th January 2009 - 7:45 pm

Beautiful book! It’s such an simple pattern, yet so effective. May I ask if you joined the signatures together at all, or if they are simply sewn through the spine?

Sorry to clutter up your lovely blog with technical questions!

Angela 11th January 2009 - 4:39 pm

Hello Rachel – no problem.

If you look at the narrow part of the stitch (the shorter part of the zig zag)there is a point where the thread enters to the left and the right – each of these points of entry is for a different signature. i.e the left point of the thread goes into signature 1 and in the right point of entry (on the spine) – the thread goes into signature 2. Hope this makes sense. If it doesn’t let me know and I will try to take some more photos that shows this.

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