Case-Bound Books Series – Book I
October 31st, 2009 | Link
I’ve been slowly working through all the paper and boards I’ve prepped over the last few months, and the stack of completed Coptics and accordion photo albums has grown and grown. But I also made some case-bound journals that I was pretty happy with, in two sizes, and I thought I’d post pics of those, because I don’t do them often and because I hand-sewed the endbands on them and I’m kind of proud of myself.
I did two sizes, and this is one of the smaller ones at 4-5/8″ wide by 5-7/8″ high, with 192 pages of soft white 24lb Mohawk Superfine paper (8 sections of 6 folios, sewn onto tapes).
Here’s a close-up of the headband: it’s a simple beaded headband from Headbands : How to Work Them by Jane Greenfield and Jenny Hille. I took a class at the San Francisco Center for the Book a few months ago where they taught the same method, but I’d forgotten how to do it by the time I actually got around to sewing one, so I was happy to have this book. The drawings are pretty clear.