I have another book from my 50 Book Challenge to share today – it’s a leather journal with a cross stitched spine. I think this is one of my favorites so far. I’m really loving making leather books with decorative stitching on the spine.
The binding was inspired by the 3 signature bindings in Keith Smith’s amazing book, Non-Adhesive Binding, Volume II, however, as you’ll see below my book is a 4 signature binding with four rows of holes.
Here’s a closer look at the spine – I created it with a 4 ply waxed linen thread:
The book is closed with a very simple suede cord:
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