I just tried a new book binding technique called the crossed structure binding. I saw a video of an artist using this technique and she said she learned it from a book that I actually own! What a pleasant surprise. So I got the book, found the page, and made my first crossed structure binding book.
|I cut the cover to the height of the paper|
and 3 times the width of the signature, then
I cut the "teeth" out of the middle third.
|The signatures are sewn to the 2 "teeth"|
on the back cover.
|To attach the front cover, the|
"teeth" are woven in and out of the covers.
|Here is the final journal.|
I like the new technique and plan to use it again. I will need to get a better Xacto knife, however. Check out Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden for 100+ bindings.