Does Coptic stitch lay flat?
Advantages of the Coptic Stitch Binding One of the primary advantages of the Coptic binding, besides its decorative qualities, is that it allows your book to lay flat when it’s open.
What is the difference between Coptic stitch and kettle stitch?
The kettle stitch is a bookbinding stitch designed to bind the signatures together using one continuous thread. The Coptic stitch is also done using one long thread, but is more complex and used to bind the signatures as well as the cover together for an open-spine book.
What is PUR binding?
PUR Binding refers to a softcover book binding method that makes use of Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) adhesive. PUR Binding is a form of perfect binding, where the pages and cover are glued together at the spine and the other three sides of the book are trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.
How many types of binding are there?
COMB, SPIRAL & THERMAL BINDING. These are the three techniques commonly used when binding short-run books.
What is burst binding?
Burst binding is a type of Perfect Bind where the binding edge of folded sections have been ‘notched’ instead of pre-trimmed, creating a strong bite for the adhesive.
What is Coptic stitch binding?
There are lots of hand-stitched binding methods. Coptic stitch is similar to the chain stitch in embroidery. Instead of stitching on fabric, you form a chain while connecting the binding of the book! Ready to learn a new DIY technique to impress?
How do I get Started with Coptic binding?
If you are new to Coptic binding, it’s generally best to start off with fewer signatures. When you get more comfortable with your technique, go ahead and tackle thicker books with additional signatures. Prepare your backing board. These will be the covers for your book, so you’ll want to handle them very carefully.
How do you make Coptic stitch with cotton thread?
Cut several yards of perle cotton embroidery thread. For stronger coptic stitch binding, measure the yardage and then double it. Coat the thread generously with beeswax. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the other end.
How many Coptic bindings are still in circulation?
Approximately 120 original and complete Coptic bindings survive in the collections of museums and libraries, though the remnants of as many as 500 Coptic bindings survive.