Flexible Book Structures course: Progression

These two parts of the course introduce us to hinged spines and fastenings as well as layering and cutting back.

I first created a reversible 4 panel hinged concertina book.

Then I moved to a 2 signature pamphlet stitched notebook with a hinged closure.  Same type of hinging but a different purpose.

This was a slightly more involved project as it was lined and had single beads inserted along the spine to help hold its shape.  I added embellishments to front inner and back pages.

Two interesting samples and I’ve learned this new way of hinging.  These paper hinges, formed from the main paper in each project, aren’t the most robust I’ve ever seen so it’s worth considering how they can be reinforced in future.

On the second book, above, perhaps a larger version could have the cover doubled, creating an automatic lining, with bookbinding tape (or tarlatan) placed within the hinged sections; so adding strength.

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About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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