Thursday, October 14, 2010

Caterpillar Coptic - Mike Commons

The book is 2 and 3/4 inch by 4 and a 1/4 inches. There are 13 signatures with 3 folio's totaling 156 pages. The caterpillar stitch starts on the edge of the left and moves to the right, however the book can be rotated so the caterpillar is inverted. The stitching is waxed thread and each pair of coptic stitches took 1 yard each and the caterpillar took about 5 yards. The paper is mohawk superfine 100 lb. The book took 7 hours to complete.

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