Remember my springback book? I’m still working on it. It’s exciting to see it come along though so I’m not really complaining. I’m just anxious to see the end result. Anyway, today I worked on the spine of the book.
To make sure the spine has that “spring” to it, we have to make it very strong. This means gluing strips of cardstock to the spine – I’m only at five strips and have to build it up to about 15 strips. You have to glue it down well though and that takes time. It’s very important to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles because either will show through the leather or not let the book have the flexibility when it opens. I didn’t take my camera to class today but maybe next week I’ll take it and show you more pics of the book in progress.
In the meantime, I did take pictures of a favorite little journal I learned to make several years ago. This beaded journal is the perfect size for notes or carrying around with you. I’ve given a couple of those away as gifts and giveaways through my blog so stay tuned, you’ll never know when I have another giveaway.
Now I’m off to catch up with the latest John Neal Bookseller catalog. I have to fight my husband for it as he’s interested in seeing the calligraphy supplies and I want to take a better look at some of the new books on bookbinding. I was going to order some Irish linen thread anyway so maybe I should add a book to the shopping cart…