Leather Journal with Cross Stitched Binding
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:
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
August 24, 2015 @ 6:53 am
August 24, 2015 @ 1:53 pm
The stitching on that spine is delicious!
November 14, 2015 @ 7:04 pm
It’s beautiful! What are the book’s dimensions?
July 8, 2016 @ 9:27 am
I arrived at bookbinding through leatherworking so this binding is on my todo list. It’s really beautiful.