Thursday, November 13, 2014
There are six signatures of four folios each, or 96 pages. Included are 17 pockets and 13 foldouts. Additionally, many pages have extensions sewn on. That's one of the things I like about horizontal journals ~ you have to add extensions on many of the pages to build out the width.
Pages include collages, cardstock, printed transparencies, and illustrations from a Dover book of William Morris patterns.
The first books I made with Sewn On Tapes, which I learned originally in an online class, had the signatures glued together. The instructor said that was necessary to get the book to hold together. But gluing the signatures is completely unnecessary. I only wish I'd followed my inclination not to do that on those earlier books, because each of those has very heavy glued-together pages that detract, in my opinion anyway, from the book's beauty. Another lesson in: there are no absolutes in bookbinding and no set ways of doing anything.