50 Book Project – Book 16

Update May 13: Here’s the tutorial for this book as promised: Alpha Stitch Book Binding Tutorial

Wow, I can’t believe I’m a third of the way through The 50 Book Project. I’ve created a lot of soft cover books with gelli prints lately, so I decided to change things up a bit this week and make a  hard cover structure.

This is a 2-section binding with a Alpha stitched spine. I found it in Volume II of Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding, 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings.

Delta Stitch Book


The book board covers are wrapped in orange Italian book cloth with a subtle cream marbled paper. FYI – I’m on a marbled paper kick at the moment, so you might see quite a bit more of it.

Delta Stitch Book

The signatures are made from thick, soft sheets of 90lb Stonehenge paper and they’re sewn with waxed Irish linen thread.


Would you like to learn how to make this binding? Should I create a tutorial for it?  Let me know in the comments. And make sure you’re signed up for my weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any of the books.

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18 Thoughts on “50 Book Project – Book 16

  1. Marina on April 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm said:

    Yes, yes, yes please, definitely a tutorial please. Yes, yes, yes!

  2. Also after reading your newsletter I think it would be more like…. call Mr Selfridge and then the midwife LOL

  3. Barrie Mason on April 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm said:

    Would Love, Love, Love a tutorial on this stitch.

  4. Mandy avery on April 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm said:

    Oh my goodness! Your creativity always loves me breathless… And YES please do a Tutorial when you have a moment. And when, oh when will you do a day of marbling at your studio? Lol have a great week in MAINE.

  5. Yes. I would love to see this tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing

  6. Would love a tutorial!

  7. ChristineM on April 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm said:

    I join the others in saying “Yes” to a tutorial.

  8. AngelaS on April 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm said:

    Yes, please do a tutorial. I was hoping to see your marbled paper, too.

  9. Yes I would love to have a tutorial on the binding.

  10. I so wish I could make every book I’ve seen so far! You are so talented. I would love a tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Barbara L on April 20, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

    I would love for you to do a tutorial on this. Your tutorials are always easy to follow. Thank you so much.

  12. R Jacobs on April 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm said:

    I, too, would like to have the tutorial to follow I enjoy your work immensely.You are such an inspiration.

  13. Penny on April 23, 2015 at 8:13 am said:


  14. I would love to see a tutorial on this binding. You did a beautiful job.

  15. WHat a gorgeous book! Love that binding stitch!

  16. Christine on August 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm said:

    I stumbled across your blog by chance and absolutely adore it. I have been hoping to make something along these lines but all the examples I found were leather bound. Your spine looks like it’s card? Is it 3 pieces of card: back, front, and spine or did you use something else for the spine? Thanks!ch

  17. Please do a tutorial! I know they are exacting and take time, but that would be awesome.

  18. Sharon on June 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm said:

    Yes, please!

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