Hand Binding

Flyleaf Bindery creates new bindings and decorative boxes. All of the work is done by hand using traditional bookbinding techniques and materials. The process of binding is divided into roughly two parts. The first part, called forwarding, includes the folding and sewing of the pages, rounding and backing of the spine to give it shape, attachment of spine linings, and covering of the boards. The second phase, finishing, is where titles, labels, and any decorative tooling is added.

Scroll below to see examples of hand binding done at Flyleaf Bindery. Click on a photo to see an enlargment.