Victorian Bookbinders Guild

For all interested in the Art, Craft and Practice of Bookbinding                                             

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LET’S TALK NEEDLES by Sonya McDonald

Needles. Most folks start out in binding just using whatever is handy – I did. Cheaper the better, whatever the weather, whatever the project – not a priority.

A retired binder mentioned early on that a lack of attention to my needles would change the way I work and develop poor habits and unflattering books that don’t handle well. Cheap needles not designed for binders can be hard on materials, hard on your hands, and just make sewing paper more irritating than it needs to be. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way about good binding needles (spoiler alert…he was right):

To read the rest of Sonya's very informative article please visit her blog 


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Victorian Bookbinders Guild Inc.  Incorporated 1981     Registration No A2896  ABN: 97 853 169 281     PO Box 355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011