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!