After making that 3-section book with the braided spine last week, I got myself all enthused about some of the other 3-section bindings that Keith Smith has devised. So now I am going to work through a bunch of them. There are many, and lots of them are similar to each other so I'm not planning to do every single kind that he describes...I've made a list of the ones I like. So starting with the braided spine, I have now done three different stitch patterns.
I did the woven chain with some thick white linen thread. I think I had done this before but not recently. Using this thick white thread...it actually reminds me of cake decorating...
The thrid one is what Smith calls "tire tracks" and is a very simple pattern so i made this rather simple book with it.
It was v-e-r-y cold when I took these books outside for photos this afternoon - musta been about minus 15 Celsius (which is about 5 degrees Fahrenheit). It was a quick photo-shoot and the first done while wearing mittens. I'm rarely satisfied with my photos taken inside under artificial light so I go outdoors for photos at any cost!
There are about 10 more 3-section bindings on my list and most I have never done before so it'll be fun to try them....stay tuned.