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The pictures on this page are extracted from Bookbinding in Pictures,
Angela Sutton’s CD ROM of bookbinding instruction.
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MENDING PAGES
Japanese tissue, which has very long fibres and is thin and strong, is torn to shape, pasted lightly and applied to the torn edge so that the fibres are just overlapping.  Repairs are always completed before the book is sewn. book repair: mending a tear
SEWING AND MARKING UP
The picture shows tape of varying widths, two weights of hemp cord, and waxed linen sewing thread. bookbinding: tapes of varying widths
When the book has been cleaned and repaired it is put in a press and the sewing points are marked, in this case for tapes.  This is known as ‘marking up’. bookbinding: marking up
Books are sewn together one section at a time.  This book is being sewn on tapes and the needle is in position to  make the final knot at the end of a section, known as the ‘kettle’ stitch (from the German Ketel  meaning  ‘chain’). bookbinding: sewing books
Book backs showing different kinds of sewing: on tapes, on sawn-in cords and on raised cords. bookbinding: tapes, sawn-in cords and raised cords
 
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