Well it seems this summer I haven't got much calligraphy done but I'm really enjoying developing my books skills. A while ago I'd bought some bits of suede and leather so I thought it was about time I made a practise book using one of the bits.
Here are the four pieces I have - I've also got a button to go with each which will act as the fastener for the wrap around cover
I've got 8 signatures going into the book - four holes on the spine so 2 signatures share a hole.
Book pieces assembled, measured and cut ready to put together.
I've used a Long and Link stitch for the binding, natural colour linen thread which looks good against the blue material
This is how the inside looks - just plain paper for the pages but torn on a couple of edges to give a rougher look
I had fun making this book - the first long/link stitch one I'd made since my weekend course back in May, I wasn't sure how much I'd remember but the notes that Michael had done were a great reference.
Now I've got three pieces left to practise with some more. Not sure if I'll use the same binding or try something different!
Monday, 17 August 2009
Here are a couple of photos from my recent attempts at Copic/Link stitch. Still need to practise more although I found making the third book easier, I was also using a bulldog clip to hold the signatures together as I was going along which made it much easier to handle.