LEATHER CROSSED STRUCTURE CONSERVATION BINDING
EAST ANGLIAN REGION
Leather Crossed Structure Conservation Binding
Workshop by Doug Mitchell 27 Nov 2021
The “Crossed Structure Binding” is a technique created by Carmencho Arregui. It is conservation binding in so far as, no adhesive will touch the text block. We will concentrate on the Marco Polo version. You will need to bring a text block of about 1’’ thick, the size is up to you, but I suggest no bigger than A5 as you will also need to bring two pieces of leather twice the width of your book plus the spine with a little extra. The head to tail size needs to be with a little extra also. It will involve some precise cutting. The sewing is very simple and visible so coloured linen thread will be useful. I used two different colored pig skins as it is a stiff leather. Any use of PVA adhesive will be on the cover only.