The space is currently being occupied by another bookbinding project. Since my first handbound leather journal went so well, I decided to work on another. It's going to be the same size as the first journal I made a couple of weeks ago. This one is for a dear friend of mine who loves to travel. I found a world map poster and a vintage airmail stamps type of poster and cut pieces out to add to the cartridge paper signatures.
I bought myself a better awl for poking holes to guide my stitching. My old awl didn't have a nice bulbous handle like this little guy. It makes such a big difference having a decent handle on your awl. I thought I'd try to make a little pattern with the stitching on the spine. So I made these stitching card templates and marked out two different width stitching holes. I used these to make the holes in my paper signatures.
Then I used the templates to mark out where I wanted the stitching holes to go on the cover. I think this is going to be a rather pretty journal. The cover is a sueded leather in a deep magenta colour.
Once I get these holes poked out with my awl, I'm ready to start stitching the paper signatures into the spine.
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