Smith's Sewing Single Sheets is his fourth book on non-adhesive
binding. These sewings can be used to bind single sheets of paper, board,
plexiglass or even metal.
The bindings open flat to any page, unlike traditional post-bindings and stab
bindings commonly used to bind single sheets.
This attribute makes handsome and functional albums for photographs. Smith
devised these sewings to make one-of-a-kind artists books from large inkjet
Several Coptic sewings are described,
two raised cord sewings are diagrammed as well as an example of sewing
onto tapes. In each, the book block can be single sheets, or a combination
of sections and sheets.
Pasting and gluing for covering the separate side-covers are described.
There are 111 drawn diagrams plus 179 photographs of books by contemporary
book artists and binders.