at the end of December I was desperate for a project.
my sewing machine is still buried from the move,
and my knitting needles kind of broke in the middle of a sweater,
slowing down that project.
so i googled "bookbinding"
and set to work on creating this.
my 2014 journal
i used whatever i had on hand to begin:
hammer and nail
i only purchased a bone folder (to ensure a beautiful crease)
and the inside cover paper.
i've never been a big chevron person,
but this paper just screamed at me
my binding was pretty solid,
though I failed to add the key piece of fabric
that allows the pages to open flat
so it looks like this
and hand-sewing all those signatures
was a pain in the place-we-do-not-speak-of
so my edges look like this
but i did nail the cover, which i was most concerned with.
i covered the cardboard with posterboard to "erase" the ripples,
then wrapped and glued the fabric.
and with a bit of extra fuss over what seemed like a lost cause,
i managed to get that groove down the spine..
the groove that made this thing look like a real book
i kind of love her :)
have you ever tried bookbinding?
what did you find was most difficult, or worth doing differently the next time around?