Small Leather Journal
I have made a few books in the past, but none with a sewn spine, so this was a wonderful learning experience with a fantastic instructor and absolutely delightful and talented fellow students. I finished my journal except for the fastening and then I just ran out of steam and couldn't make the decision of how to finish it. That's on my agenda for today. Several of the students did finish their journals and the instructor, Patricia Edmonds of Forest Grove and Green Heron Book Arts (she teaches there and they sell kits) had several more examples. It was one of the most fun and well-paced classes I've ever taken and I'm already hoping to take another class from Patricia next year.
So, here is my journal...it has six signatures, each wrapped in decorated papers that we made ourselves and bound with waxed linen thread with (surprise!) bead embellishments!
Well, no sooner did I finish the post when I decided how to finish the book...glad I got up early, lol!
The first set of photos are closer to the actual color (a light teal more than turquoise) of the leather. And blogger (being it's bass-akward self) published the photos backwards...
If this is all too confusing please forgive me...it's early, lol!