The 14 signatures were cased in to make a hardcover book. I started off by tearing down some nice, smooth ivory paper (that’s why the edges of the text block are ragged) and using Irish linen thread to sew the signatures. The size of the book is 10 by 6 1/2 inches.

Some materials used: Decorative paper for the cover and endpaper, silk bookcloth in luminescent gold (the hue has subtle changes when viewed from different angles), and a yellow headband.

This isn’t the first hardcover journal I’ve made but it’s the first one where I got to add a headband and use a combination press.

Completed December 2007.