Stab binding

An example of stab sewn binding.
A considerable loss of page size is lost in the hinge. (The book illustrated also suffers by not having guards inserted)

Stab sewing is a useful technique in the bookbinder's armoury, although not often required for the more popular types of binding. When stab sewing incorporates covers it can be called stab binding. We have some examples of stab sewing when employed in other styles of binding ~ Asian bindings ~ section oversewing ~ cheque book binding [117853]

Stab sewing has both advantages and ~ I feel ~ rather more disadvantages. For example a great deal depends on the wear on the threads, and tear on the pages.

Thead failure leads to leaves falling out
Thread failure leads to leaves falling out


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