On the 13th May I would like to see where you are all at with your concertina book plus work to be done on your text pages for the last project.
Please bring all the materials you require to continue with the Concertina plus begin your text for the Longstitch.
This should be a solid work day and one where you can check everything with me. After this lesson you should not have to bring in your concertina work for me to review but may want to have it with you to work on if there is spare time.
On the 20th we will only devote ourselves to the construction and stitching of the Longstitch project – sample only.
On the 20th May we will do the following – Cutting and creating a small sample cover plus doing a sample pattern and stitching through the spine area.
You will be cutting board to make a sample of the covers for your final book so you will need the following -
1/ Board to cut. Have a 1/4 piece of board, the grain direction will be marked. I have 1/4 board but you can share or use it for both the final Concertina and Longstitch book. Suggest the 2.4 board thickness.
2/ Cloth to cover boards – I will bring sufficient for our sample covers but you will need to get a piece of 1/2 meter Arbelave cloth for your actual book. Of course you may wish to share a colour and then only purchase a 1/4 meter each. Please have any orders through to me by Friday morning. Colours are displayed under Bookbinding Supplies on this blog.
I suggest Arbelave Buckram as it is easy to use and any excess PVA simply wipes off without staining.
3/ Have all that is necessary to cut board accurately – cutting mat, set square or ‘L’ square, Stanley knife and metal ruler.
4/ Have all that is necessary to sand board edges and apply the cloth – PVA, brush, piece of plastic, jar for water, chucks cloth and hand towel.
You can purchase sandpaper from the COFA shop – go for a fairly rough surface, about 180 or a little less.
We will also do a sample of the stitching for this final book so bring needles and awl with you plus a few sheets of A4 photocopy paper in order to work out the sewing pattern (pencil and ruler for this). I will have card and thread to use for this sample.
Any concerns please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org