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Extract from Bound • By Erica Ekrem • Published by Lark Crafts


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5 mins

This Old World stitch is an elegant way of linking signatures along an exposed spine.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 279 projects » © 2018 Erica Ekrem / Lark Crafts · Reproduced with permission. · Bound by Erica Ekrem, published by Lark (£14.99, available from

You Will Need

  • Step 1

    Add the second signature and draw the needle directly into the adjacent hole in the second signature to link.

  • How to stitch . French Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Continue with a running stitch that wraps once around the previous signature’s long stitch.

  • Step 3

    Begin with a running stitch along the spine of the first signature.

  • Step 4

    Always tighten the thread before linking the next signature with a true kettle stitch.

  • How to stitch . French Stitch - Step 5
    Step 5

    In the following signatures, continue to wrap around the closest leg of the previous signature’s thread. The French pattern will begin to emerge as you add signatures to the sewn spine.

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