Bookbinding Week 3: Pamphlet Stitch

by Susan Green May 14, 2015

In week 3 of my bookbinding evening class we made paperback notebooks and sketchbooks using the pamphlet stitch with both one signature, and two. Here's some I made earlier:

Paperback Notebooks & Sketchbooks by Susan Green

And here are the books participants made during the workshop:

We covered some new terminology, including sheets, folios and signatures, and we we also looked at how the Pamphlet Stitch can be combined with bindings from Week 1, Folded Forms. 

Stitching through the fold of each signature will hopefully prepare us for the next two weeks' work on the Longstitch binding, where participants can choose leather or vegan synthetic PU to make a Medieval journal or sketchbook. Exciting!

If these blog posts have inspired you to want to make books, you can join me on my Autumn evening class which starts in September at Artisan Community Art Studio in Moordown, Dorset and costs £80 for 6 weeks, or email me if you'd like to be notified when I start offering PDF tutorials for sale - my summer project is to turn my class worksheets in to downloadable instructions so you can learn at your own pace, in your own home, wherever you are.

Happy binding,

Susan 



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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder. You can email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm

 

Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches

 

Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages