Monday, 26 March 2012

The adventure continues ... with blue suede

Here is my latest hand-bound leather journal. I finished it at the weekend. This one is covered in totally luscious teal blue suede leather.



Here’s the exposed long-stitch spine.



Originally the plan was to have ten signatures of cartridge paper. But when I’d stitched in the tenth signature, there was space left for one more. So I added another signature which means that this journal has eleven signatures in total.



That’s 220 pages in all.



Since the suede was a bit floppy, I glued in this cute vintage VW campervan postcard to stiffen it a bit.



That screw head you see there is the back of this lovely nickel Celtic knot concho. I added a tab with a slot so the concho acts like a button.



The journal is held close like this.



I am seriously getting into this bookbinding stuff. It's so much fun and the leather smells sooo nice.

Have a wonderful week ahead, friends.

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Each one is even better than the previous, and what a lovely colour suede.

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  2. Ohh this is my fave so far! Well done it looks so professional!

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  3. oooh, that blue suede certainly is luscious. gorgeous!

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  4. Your book are really beautiful and made so professionally.

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