Notebook, Camelwinter, Camel winter, Handbound, A6, Books, sewn boards binding

Sewn Boards Binding

The sewn boards binding was originally created by Gary Frost as a conservation binding, it works in a very similar way to a medieval binding in that the text block is sewn on to the cover boards as part of the binding process. They will also open entirely flat which makes them great as sketchbooks or photo books, their construction also opens up a range of possibilities in their aesthetic, as you fill out the boards in layers to make them the thickness you would like for the final binding. 

 Text Block sewn with cover boards attached at each end of the book.

Text Block sewn with cover boards attached at each end of the book.

 Edge detail of a sewn boards binding showing the red fill of the cover boards.

Edge detail of a sewn boards binding showing the red fill of the cover boards.

 Two Completed sewn boards bindings.

Two Completed sewn boards bindings.

The sewn boards binding is incredibly versatile style of book and one that I have been using a lot in recent client work.