New tutorial - the dos rapporté binding December 9, 2018 01:00

Learn how to make a 'Dos rapporté' binding, the hard cover variation of the 'Tue-mouche'. The Dos rapporté was born around 2005 from a reflexion on book opening.

The solution adopted is a spine whose edges fold back on themselves, a little bit like a hollow. This allows it to be made off the book, and later attached. Beyond the fact that the books bound this way open well, this spine construction stands out through its clean, stylish shape, and through the quality of the transition to the boards. In this tutorial a version in bookcloth, with signatures sewn on tapes, and tapes laced-in boards.

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