This is a thorough text for sewing one, two, or three sections onto continuous support paper or vellum covers. The sewing path of each book creates a decorative sewing on the spine. Described by text, diagrams and photographs, almost all of the 122 sewings were devised as the book was written. In addition, there are 42 photographs of bindings by 22 contemporary binders.
Volume II is a veritable encyclopedia to browse and to choose which bindings
to try next. These booklets are ideal for many projects by book artists and
calligraphers. Whereas multi-section sewings in Volume III, giving several
hundred pages, might not be appropriate for a smaller project. Like the earlier
Books without Paste or Glue, Non-Adhesive Binding, Volume I, these
sewings require no equipment, only a needle, thread and scissors.
Sewings: These booklets of four to thirty-two pages may have endsheets
as part of the sewing.
Sewings: Some booklets have too many pages for a single section sewing.
In the past, my books with over thirty-two pages but less than seventy were
limited to the traditional 2-section pamphlet sewing. That is why I devised
Sewings: Possibilities of design of the sewing pattern on the spine
expands with three sections.