Book Proofs

I’ve been working on some experiments with different bindings for a project that I’m working on. Here are the book proofs.

This one is a coptic binding with two needles per sewing station, which makes a stronger spine.


The thread was a little bit short towards the end so I couldn’t complete the stitch towards the end.


Since it’s just a proof, the interior pages are just toner transfers but I’m planning to edition the pages in lithography.

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Another one of my experiments, just a proof as well. It’s going to be part of a poem series.


Fragile spine for a fragile book.

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Cutting the characters out of book board with laser cutter.


Trying some embossing.

Making A Sewing Cradle

I’ve wanted to make a sewing cradle for a while and I recall having made some photocopies of instructions- only to realize, silly me, I only copied the first page. So I found this detailed instructions online at Paper Chipmunk.

Dimensions of materials:

  • 4.5″ x 13″ book board x 2
  • 6″ x 3.5″ book board x 2
  • 3″ x 1/2″ book board x 8
  • 13.25″ x 5.5″ of book cloth x 2
    (The book cloth doesn’t have to be exact, just slightly longer than the boards and wide enough to cover part of the boards


This is what it looks like after you have followed the instructions and glue everything and let them dry under weights.


Sewing cradle assembled.

Sorry for my really yellow desk.