Sewing frame

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Sewing frame (plural Sewing frames)

Sewing frame. Image from page 527 of "Amateur work, illustrated" (1881). Via Flickr Commons. No known copyright restrictions.
  1. "A frame or press on which books are sewn by hand. It consists of a flat baseboard, two uprights threaded on both ends, a crossbar and two supporting wooden nuts. Tapes, cords, or bands are stretched from the slotted baseboard, where they are secured by keys, to the crossbar, where they are attached to loops (laycords), or, in German models, to hooks."[1]

Related terms



  1. Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gnirrep, W.K., J.P. Gumbert and J.A. Szirmai. Kneep en binding. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1992.
  3. Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Muzerelle, Denis. Vocabulaire codicologique: répertoire méthodique des termes français relatifs aux manuscrits, avec leurs équivalents en anglais, italien, espagnol. n.p, n.d. Web.