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Sewing frame/sewing station
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Sewing frame/sewing station
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 00:09:29 -0800
- Message-id: <199710070744.AAA24470@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
These two terms seem to have been confused here. A sewing frame is a
device which holds cords/cloth tapes/thongs in place while text gatherings
are sewn to them. Sewing stations are the places along a gathering where a
needle with its thread are passed from inside the gathering to the outside,
across the tape or around the cord/thong and back to the inside of the
gathering and along to the next sewing station.
Sewing frames are useful when one is sewing a number of copies of a book on
tapes at one time; less useful when sewing a number of copies on
cords/thongs, and not at all necessary when one is sewing a single copy of
a book on cords/thongs. Sewing a single copy of a book on tapes is easier
on a frame.
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217