Sunday, 28 June 2009

Suede & Leather - Book No 0015

Another experiment here. I cut 3 strips of soft red suede, and wove them through slits cut in plain leather cover. I then long stitched the signatures into the covers, as per Keith Smiths "Long Stitch through Slotted Wrapper Cover" (Vol I, pg 141). Not entirely successful sewing, I need more sizes of threads. The thread I used was too thin, I think, as I couldn't line it up very well on the spine. No matter, it feels great now it's finished.
Book No 0015. 6x8.5 inches (16x21 cms)


parallel-botany said...

It looks great! So glad to see you posting more of your great bookbinding and papermaking experiments!

(I'm still mulling over what I will make for you for the PIF giveaway you signed up for on my blog -- you raise the bar, sir!)

Simon - Papermaking and Bookbinding said...

Thanks Lisa, and I'm still mulling too, on what I should do!