Black Mountain Coptic
September 4th, 2012 | Link
As mentioned before, this is one of my favourite papers, Chiyogami 30 from The Paper Place. I mentioned to a Japanese coworker of E’s that this is one of my “man-papers” as it has more masculine feel than most of the Chiyogami papers I regularly use. He laughed at me, and said that in Japan it wouldn’t be considered masculine at all. (Sorry, Grant!)
For most of the Coptics I used the same paper on the inside cover as the outside, but for this one I used Chiyogami 213, a swirly, filigree-ish gold-on-white paper that seemed complementary.
I switched back and forth between two different types of board attachments in this series of Coptics; what Keith Smith in Exposed Spine Sewings calls the “Type 3 Board Attachment”, which hinges through the board, and the “Type 2 Board Attachment,” which also has two holes in the cover but wraps around the spine instead of entering and existing through the side of the board. The main reason was that some of the thread I was using — like the black thread used on this book — was too thick to go through the side of the board without causing it to swell (or worse, tear).