Bookbinding Materials 101: The Thread

Bookbinding Materials 101: The Thread

Staples, glue, thread. All of these can be used to hold a book together. But for how long? And how strong are they? Classic bookbinding always included the use of threads and stitching. Over time, you’d observe dogged edges of pages, peeling covers, ripped spine covers. But the core spine of the book remains intact. […]

Bookbinding Tool – Needles

Bookbinding Tool – Needles

Needles are an important tool in bookbinding since we would need to sew book signatures together most of the time. There are many types of needles available of different lengths, different thickness, different forms. Which type should you use during bookbinding? Regular Needles vs Curved Needles Source: Amazon Regular needles refer to the straight needles […]

Bookbinding Tool – Awl

Bookbinding Tool – Awl

What is an Awl? According to Wikipedia, an ‘Awl’ is a long, pointed spike. Use of Awl in Bookbinding In bookbinding, we use the awl to punch holes in our book signatures. This will ease the process of threading the book signatures. What to look out for when selecting an Awl There are many different types […]