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PAMPHLETS Even a simple pamphlet can be functional and good looking at the same time. Attitude and taste are essential, but both can be developed through practice on unpretentious projects. The school notebook that everyone remem- bers is a questionable guide, but examples from the beginning of the early nineteenth century show all the halimarks of good workmanship: covers in pleasing colors, such as grays with tints of red, blue, or yellow, labels placed deliberately m and other details, not modem at all, but worthy of setting a standard to strive for. Unless you choose to colar your cover paper for a particular requirement, the sometimes limited assortment offered by art-supply dealers \will have to suffice. Fincing the right materials can bea time-consuming process, and the perfect, discovery is often made in the most unlikely piace. Folded sheets Folded and cut sheets Sewing Folded sheets, Folded and aut sheets Sewing The pages of a pamphlet can be held together by adhesive or staples, but thread is usually the most appealing material. Notebooks consist, as a rule, of one signature with a cover. A signature, in turn, consists of several single folded sheets or ofa sheet folded more than ‘once and cut open after folding (see pages 30-35), The first project described here is to sew together a signature of four to eight folded leaves and a cover. Consisting of another folded sheet Open the signature in the middle, align the fold with the edge of the table, and weight the booklet as shown, Holding the upright pages with one hand, punch three holes from the inside to the outside at an angle of 45 degrees. The distance between the holes is shown on the following pages ‘Thread the needle with a thread long enough to tie the ends when the sewing is finished. Tie half a ‘square knot, pull the ends tightly, being careful not to rip the paper, and finish the square knot, jE Tien ain ts tebe are ‘that the first half of the knot stays in ! | place. Now pluck the string gently rake are tat the tens adequate. If it is too loose, the pro: tex hast betepeated Othe cathe ends about an (ta) fromthe knot ‘The last step is to cut the front | edge of the bookletat an exact angle (see text on cutting), a4 Cover with fl Sewing two si together