Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bookbinding part 3

The completed book! I love all the different colour pages and the rough edges. I'm still not absolutely satisfied with coptic binding.
The cover came out quite nicely and was fun to make.
The paper is delicate and quite difficult to work with. I'm not sure how tight to pull the thread. If it's too tight (which looks the neatest) you can't open the book but if it's too loose the pages sort of fall separately where the signatures join. I really need to go for a lesson somewhere to learn the finer points.
The coptic binding stitch is quite an art but I'm sure it is a case of 'practice makes perfect'
I will just have to keep trying!

1 comment:

Minka's Studio said...

What a complex stitch with a nice effect. The cover is lovely.