The 6" by 9" tall book would have seven signatures of eight folios each. That meant it was time to measure and tear more paper, and fold more signatures. Because the spine's of the signatures would be visible when the book was complete, decorative paper covers were cut for each signature. The covers were folded and glued to the spine of each signature. The finished signatures, at right, were placed under a weighted board to flatten.
accordion book covers were made). The finished covers were placed under a weighted board to flatten while drying. The same jig was used to determine the correct spacing of the holes on the covers, which were then punched with the needle awl (finished covers at left sitting on the foam board used for punching holes).
weavers knots (A lesson I learned). So we could try using both curved and straight needles; one length of thread was attached to two blunt straight needles, and the other thread was attached to two blind curved needles (as seen at right).