Friday, August 15, 2008

Playing with longstitch

I was playing with longstitches again and this is the result.


I am particularly happy with the grey one, everything worked perfectly and the combination of materials and proportions etc, just made a wonderful book. The black one has some marks on the leather so the end result wasn't quite as satisfying, although the binding itself is quite nice.

8 comments:

Carol said...

Lovely binding, very elegant. Turned out beautifully, you're right to be pleased.

tulibri said...

amazing, a single twist completely changes the looks! very nice, love them :)

Ali said...

these are lovely! very simple and beautiful!

Rhonda said...

thanks carol, tulibri, and ali!!

Billie said...

Your books are fantastic, you have inspired me to try leather and I am loving it. Thanks for you inspiration and sharing you knowledge with a newbie.

Billie x

Crysto said...

(I found you on the atlantic prov. etsy team blog..)
Love those books.. I've been doing some coptic binding, but have never found leather cheap enough to make a journal. Those are beautiful!

LylĂș said...

Hi, congratulations for your work, it´s beautiful! could you please tell me what´s the name of this kind of bookbinding and if there´s a online tutorial, I am trying to find but I only found the a coptic tutorial. Thank you very much ! =)

Rhonda said...

There is a list of several longstitch resources at etsybooks.blogspot.com

And I think this one is specifically the sewing that I used for these books en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bookbinding