new books, three

I tried my hand at coptic stitch for the first time ever. It was tricky getting used to it, but I enjoyed it. Here is the finished project...a little hardcover book, covered in natural linen bookcloth hand-painted with pussy willows. I finished the cover with antiqued copper decorative book edges.


5.25"x4.75"x1"
natural linen bookcloth
220 pages (both sides), unlined white
antiqued copper decorative book edges


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And another new oilskin leather journal, trying out a new closure style. I think I'm going to like this one! Very handy!


gorgeous rugged brown oilskin leather
5.5" x 4.25" x 1.5"
400 pages (both sides) unlined white, handtorn edges - opens flat


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And another mini book - this one even smaller than the first 'mini' one I did. This adorable little journal measures just 3.75"x3"x1", with 220 unlined pages -- the perfect size to slip into a purse or bookbag! I always have one in my car's glove compartment. The cover is a lovely worn looking nutmeg oilskin cowhide leather with wrap around and tab closure. The binding is stitched with natural waxed linen thread, visible on the spine.

5 comments:

  1. I love the new coptic journals! Pussy Willows are a sure sign of Spring.

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  2. These are all so very nice! Good job on that coptic stitch one. Can't tell at all that it was your first one! It's beautiful. I also like your new closures.

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  3. Thank you so much, you two!
    You're right - pussywillows remind me so much of spring. I remember getting one stuck up my nose as a little kid. lol.

    These were fun new books, but especially learning the new stitch. I was nervous starting out with the coptic but after the first 2 signatures, I finally got the swing of it. :)

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  4. awesome! can't wait to see it! my email is my etsy name at the gmail ;)

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  5. Thanks Maiko. :)

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