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Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing

Try to pull the needle in a way that continues the direction of the
thread that goes along the inside of the signature.  Tearing occurs when
you pull down on the needle and thread in a way that places the thread
at a 45 degree angle.


On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Gray, Lyle wrote:

> I'm repeatedly running into a problem on the 4 pg gathering of drawing the
> thread through the fold and tearing it.  For my test book, I've repaired the
> damage by pasting in a small piece of paper across the tear, running the
> grain crosswise of the pages.

R. H. Starr, Jr., Ph.D.                 I am not related to Kenneth Starr
Professor                               (but, his wife's a distant cousin)
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