Byzantine Bindings

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Spine lining

Spent yesterday doing the bands other end of the four blocks. It was a lot easier this time around though I didn't get the consistency right yet. The tagging trips me up each time and I haven't got the finishing right yet. These are half decent though.
Woven bands

Adding some watercolour paper to fill the gaps between the spine and the sewing threads.

Watercolour Paper

Measure the gap:
Apply just a little PVA.

Apply a little glue to the paper and then mould it into place and rub down well with a bone folder.

The top pieces also help to stabilise the headband which is unsupported until now.