Talk:BPG Sewing and Leaf Attachment

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This page would benefit from someone cleaning up the links to the images and adding more images of sewing structures, in particular, images of how the various structures open.--Kkelly (talk) 15:55, 3 November 2016 (CDT)

An excellent addition to this page would be photographs of the reversed sewing supports (i.e., what is visible from the inside of the section after you pull (remove) the gatherings). This would help in identifying sewing during disbinding operations). Also a bibliography. Also an explanation of what "pretzel" sewing is. --Kkelly (talk) 09:12, 10 February 2017 (CST)

Abbreviated sewing?--Kkelly (talk) 11:23, 25 October 2017 (CDT)

References to add, linked from the appropriate section (from early BCC drafts, with thanks to Olivia Primanis --Kkelly (talk) 10:40, 23 September 2019 (CDT))

Sawn in Cords

Cockerell, Douglas. Bookbinding and the Care of Books. Appelton: New York,1902.pp.100-114.
Argues against sawn-in cords - proponent of flexible sewing all along.
Middleton, Bernard. History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. 3rd supplemental edition. Holland Press Ltd.: London, 1988. pp. 17-20.
Cites Graham Pollard article "Changes in the Style of Bookbinding, 1550-1830." The Library. June 1956 p.85 for a further description of the development of sawn-in or recessed sewing.

Unsupported Sewing

Szirmai, J.A. The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot, England, 1999. pp.16-19
Illustrations and descriptions of many historical unsupported link stitch variants.
Smith, Keith. Non-Adhesive Binding. Sigma Foundation: New York, 1991. pp.174-183.
Description of unsupported sewing used in current "coptic" bindings.

The following is draft content from the pre-Wiki Book Conservation Catalog, from approximately 2003. It may be useful in developing this page.--Kkelly (talk) 08:33, 4 May 2020 (CDT)

LEAF ATTACHMENT / SEWING

Types of Sewing Structures:

adhesive, guarded leaf (photo albums), mechanical (post)
sewn, stitched

The following categories are found in this section:

  • MATERIALS OR COMPONENTS used to connect leaves in the different styles of sewing
  • STYLE of sewing
  • TECHNIQUES/PROCESSES used in sewing
  • TOOLS generally used in leaf attachment

ADHESIVE BINDINGS

MATERIALS

coautchouc
gutta percha
synthetic polymer
PVA
PVOH

STYLE

burst
coautchouc bindings
perfect bindings
double fan adhesive
detcho or kocho-so

LOOSE LEAF-MECHANICAL BINDINGS

COMPONENTS/STYLE

post binding
ring binding

GUARDED LEAF (ALBUM)

MATERIALS

guards
animal skin
cloth
paper

COMPONENTS/STYLE

guarded leaf
guarded leaf with stub

SEWN BINDINGS

MATERIALS Sewing Support

animal skin
tanned skin (leather)
tawed skin
parchment and vellum
cord
flax
hemp
jute
tape
cotton
linen

Sewing “Thread”

cord
cotton
hemp
jute
linen
staples (metal)

COMPONENTS

saw kerf
supports
cords
double raised cords
single raised cords
sunken cords
thread
tackets
cross over tacket
joint tacket
longitudinal tacket
primary tacket
secondary tacket
tackets
transverse tacket

COMPONENTS

chain stitch
herringbone
kettle stitch
linked stitch
long stitch

STYLE

a la grecque
all along
by pass
Coptic
French sewing
Japanese
machine sewn
cleat lacing
over sewing
saddle stitched
smythe sewing
through the fold
wire sewing
non adhesive
over casting
oversewing
pamphlet sewing
raised cords
single raised cords
double raised cords
sunken cords
supported
stitched
tackets
tapes
cotton
linen
thongs
single thongs
double thongs
two on
three on etc
unsupported

STITCHED BINDING

MATERIALS

STYLE

side sewing
stab sewing
(Chinese or Japanese)

TECHNIQUES used in some or all types of sewing

jogging
marking up for sewing
pre-piercing
sewing
reducing swelling

TOOLS

knocking down iron
lying press
machines for sewing
sewing frame
sewing keys
sewing needle