Encasing Structure's Content

This is a weekly blog that I have created with the sole purpose of creating a hand bound book once a month. I will be showing the entire process from start to finish. Although I would appreciate some mention of credit, please feel free to use and share any information found on this blog. The creative process rarely happens in a vacuum.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 2015 Week 3 part II

I wanted to insert this extra piece of information about the significant features of the Woven Codex for those who would like to take on this structure itself.   (For subsequent projects, I will be providing this information on Week 1)

I created a dummy book, just using regular printer paper.

The elements in a finished Woven Codex are:

a cover and a signature block.  The cover can be attached to the signature block, but you will cover up the binding.  I have seen this structure done others without any cover at all, so there can be some variation in the final piece.

Close up of binding -

The signature block is made up of two signatures that are woven with a card in the center.  You can see the tyvek strip (that is used for the weaving) on the front and back of the middle cards.  It is not visible on the signatures.

And the signatures packets are divided by a small gap.

The tyvek strips are attached to the first and last signatures.

As I said above, going forward, I will put information about the structure on Week 1.  I find its very helpful to know this as you are planning your content for the book out.

Happy Book Making!


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