Tbt: Jim Croft Traditional Bookbinding Workshop day 6: sewing day! This was the first time using a sewing frame made sense. We sewed our signatures on to double raised cords and Jim laughed as we all tediously prepared punching jigs and pre-punched our signatures (he said he always just punched the holes as he goes 😱 but I think that’s pretty typical for experienced book binders.) It felt good to finally see something that looked like a book forming.

Tbt: Jim Croft Traditional Bookbinding Workshop day 6: sewing day! This was the first time using a sewing frame made sense. We sewed our signatures on to double raised cords and Jim laughed as we all tediously prepared punching jigs and pre-punched our signatures (he said he always just punched the holes as he goes 😱 but I think that’s pretty typical for experienced book binders.) It felt good to finally see something that looked like a book forming.