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This instructional book covers 6 headbands: the original Coptic headband, and 5 variations that I found in early Summer 2009. This listing is for the e-book containing the 3rd supplemented and revised edition from 2015. The images added to this listing show examples of different headbands, and a screenshot of thumbnails, giving you an idea of how the book looks like.
The book contains step by step instructions, accompanied by plenty of photos. The Coptic binding itself is not explained, only the modifications that you'll have to do for the attachment of the headbands are covered. It is assumed that you know how to Coptic bind a book with hard covers.
Materials and tools that you need for a book with such an endband are: A hole punch or awl, paper for the signatures of your book, covers for your book, bookbinding thread, and two (for some just one) straight bookbinding needles.
As mentioned above, this listing is for the e-book edition, specifically version 3.2. You will download here on Etsy four pdf files, named part 1 to part 4. Each of them contains a couple of chapters and are fully functional pdf files. You can print the book from there, or look at them at the screen as you wish. You might also want to combine them into one file to have the whole book in one piece. If you do not know how to do it, you can find instructions on how to do that on Wikihow (http://www.wikihow.com/Merge-PDF-Files)
The core of this book consists of 6 chapters, one for each of the featured headbands, plus a foreword, a chapter on general preparations, a chapter explaining how to do the whole construction mirror symmetric (interesting for left handed persons), and a troubleshooting chapter at the end, finished off by a gallery of examples. Here is the complete table of contents:
Chapter 0: Preparations
Chapter 1: One-Colored Coptic Headband
Chapter 2: Simple Two-Colored Headband
Chapter 3: Plain Two-Colored Headband
Chapter 4: True Double Headband
Chapter 5: Poor Double Headband
Chapter 6: Fake Double or Secondary Headband
I: The Whole Construction from Left to Right
II: Alternative Start of the Headband
III: General Tips, Hints and Troubleshooting
IV: A Gallery of Examples
Difficulty Level: Advanced (you should know how to make a Coptic bound book.)
This is the third, improved edition of this self-published book, version 3.2 to be precise. Compared to the second edition it is now in full color, has a gallery of examples added, and a lot of general improvements from corrected typos to reformulations, to make the instructions even more easy to follow.
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Pages: This is a 62 page document (seven of the pages are blank). Predefined paper size is A4, use "adjust to paper size for printing" on letter sized paper.
Pictures: The book contains 105 photos, 95 of them illustrate the instructions, 9 of them are in the gallery of examples (plus the title image).
File Size: Each of the four parts has 10 - 20 MB due to the many pictures. The image resolution is 100dpi. At the actual size in which they are included in the file this is good for viewing details on the screen and for printing on a home printer. Depending on the connection it can take several minutes to download it on a broadband connection.
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