Here is the last book I made in my book binding frenzy. it is a journal with thick watercolour paper pages. I made it for myself for a little drawing project I wanted to undertake.
It is bound using the ‘Secret Belgium’ binding technique. Don’t you just love the title, how could I not have a go at this. This binding technique is similar to coptic but it has a spine that is sewn. A slightly tricksy technique but I am very pleased with the finished result.
I added a couple of extra details to this book, it has a closure of a crystal button and a handmade cord, which I finally choose after a weeks dithering around with a multitude of different options. I am far more decisive when making decisions for other people and hopeless when it is something for me. It took me four months to choose paint colours for my house and I was able to choose all the colours for a whole house in 3 hours when I was a colour consultant.
I also added washi tape to the edges of the papers to give it greater strength, a nice subtle touch to the journal.
So that is the book binding for the moment, I have been drawing in my journal and have started a new large art work, so plenty happening at the moment.