Sewing With Eight Needles


Prototype book being sewn by Rebecca Henson during L5 Graphics Elective. This elective offers students space and time to develop their bookbinding skills.

To explore the potential of making horizontal lines (or vertical depending on your point of view) across the spine of a book with the sewing structure, Rebecca used 8 needles arranged into 4 pairs. The pairs of needles cross over each other on the inside of the sections and hang down when not in use so that they don’t get tangled up.

This is a version of 2-needle Ethiopian bookbinding.