Friday, August 31, 2012

Coptic Stitch Book

I made a Coptic stitch book yesterday, using old collages to cover the board covers and the outside folio on each signature ~ so that the spine would be decorative.  Coptic stitch is a common way to hand bind books, creating horizontal chains of thread that link the signatures together.

The finished book is 5.25 x 4 inches.  The white pages inside are the backs of the collages; the rest of the paper is kraft cardstock.  I used size 8 perle cotton doubled and waxed for the sewing.

4 comments:

Judy said...

Connie,

Another beautiful book!

You have so inspired me that I've signed up to take a series of book binding classes here at home! Thank you!

xo

Jan Ward said...

Lovely! To everything there is a purpose.

Sandy said...

This one really appeals to me.

Judi Hurwitt (Approachable Art) said...

Wow, beautiful, Connie!