Friday, February 29, 2008

Blanket Stitch

I tried a new exposed spine binding this week since Jackie's weekly challenge this week is "Exposed." This is an unsupported blanket stitch. It is my first attempt at this binding and the result is a rather floppy structure overall. I prefer when the sections and covers stay aligned better.

This book is only about 13cm high (5") so I thought four sewing stations would be sufficient; but, perhaps additional sewing stations would make it more stable. Any suggestions? I think adding supports would be the best solution - and I think I'll try that next.

I love to see books that other people are making - and of course Jackie's TJBookArts Flickr group and weekly challenge are open to all. It would be super to see more people sharing their book photos on there!


RheLynn said...

Very cool blog! I used to be into bookbinding several years ago. My address book is the only one I've kept. Maybe one day I'll take it up again. Nice to see you discussing techniques and showing your wonderful work! I saw your chunky orange leather volume on Flickr and wandered in from there ;)

MyHandboundBooks said...

hi rhelynn, glad you found me! oh you should get back into it :)

Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)