by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Text by Amy Azzarito. Design and Illustration by Maxwell Tielman. Erin Fletcher of Herringbone Bindery says: January 9, 2014 at 8:42 am The herringbone pattern can also be found in bookbinding as a sewing pattern; used when a binder sews a book on cords. The pattern is never seen however because it will be covered with leather. But none the less, it’s a beautiful sewing pattern and became the inspiration for the name of my binding business. Reply Alesya says: January 9, 2014 at 9:25 am I love this series! Hopefully it’s a real book too? Love it either way! Reply Dominique Paolini says: January 9, 2014 at 9:33 am I love these pattern book features! They’re so interesting and full or quirky facts. Reply Louise from thedasherie.com says: January 9, 2014 at 9:33 am “The Romans discovered that when the Vs of the herringbone pattern pointed in the direction of the traffic, the road was particularly stable and strong”. This is the kind of detail I love. I love herringbone parquet and although I couldn’t afford the real thing I did find some extremely realistic lino. My house is small and I laid it so that the Vs made the narrow spaces look wider and I do think it helps (with a few other tricks) to make the place feel as large as possible. Reply Kindra says: January 9, 2014 at 10:32 am I was hoping for a little more detail, and or swatches. Reply Patti says: January 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm Now I added Herringbone Bindery link to iPad desktop to keep handy as we’ll ;-) ..I love bookmaking and learning about the origins of patterns in art & everyday things! Thanks… Reply jorey hurley says: January 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm Roman roads fact is fabulous! Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.