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Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing

Betty Stortz's idea of a guard (strip of paper) is a good one in also that
it would give the last signature a bit more balance in relation to the rest
of the signatures.

KT Pardue
WhiteRiver Studio
-----Original Message-----
From: Betty Storz <storz@MCN.ORG>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing

>Since you've already substituted paper for the original vellum, perhaps you
>could sew (not paste) a strip of stronger material (vellum, tyvek, Japanese
>paper) in the fold of the last signature.  This would be easier to do were
>you to insert a full-sized folded sheet into the signature, punch holes and
>sew. Then, after the book has been finished, cut the inserted leaves as
>close to the spine as possible, leving narrow stubs. Good luck.
>At 11:04 AM 2/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Betty wrote:
>>>Is it too late to lay out that last signature to make it an 8-page one so
>>>that all will be equal thickness? You'll have some blank pages at the
>>>but that shouldn't be a problem.
>>Well, normally I would say that that would be ideal.  Unfortunately, I'm
>>working on making a model book based on an actual book from the 8th-9th
>>centuries, which has a 4-pg gathering at the end, and I'm trying to keep
>>that as much as possible.  The original used vellum, where I'm using
>>which may be a factor.
>>BTW, there's additional stress in this gathering because the text block is
>>sewn directly to the boards.
>>lyle @ quodata . com                            inceptum perage
>Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org

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