Bookbinding Weeks 4 & 5: Longstitch with Linkstitch

by Susan Green May 29, 2015

Weeks 4 & 5 were given over to the Longstitch with Linkstitch, the binding I most frequently use thanks to it's versatility, flexibility, strength and the opportunity it provides to make the most of exquisite leather. It's a 15th century limp leather German binding and is a delight to make. Here's an example:

Seems like everyone REALLY enjoyed learning this binding and lots have chosen to make it again next week in the Personal Project session to end the course. Here are some of the lovely books participants made:

I thoroughly enjoyed sharing this binding with you all and it was a joy to see all the fabulous colour combinations you chose. Well done, everyone - it's not the easiest of bindings and you all did really well! 

See you next week - don't forget to bring all the books you've made so far on this course for a mass photo session, also your relevant worksheets & materials if you're bringing your own. 

Susan 



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Size Guide

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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

 

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 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