Friday, 25 May 2012

Sewn signature notebook

Hi all, hope you are all enjoying this fantastic weather? Don't forget your sun-cream!!!

I had so much fun making this a few evenings ago that I decided to share it with you.
After reading many books on binding techniques I was suitably confused but the wonderful Sue Roddis' Handmade Decorative Books came to my rescue, Sue very clearly explains the technique I wanted to try and the pictures provided made it even easier to follow - Thank-you Sue.

I have used lightweight card for my pages along with very strong thread to sew the signatures.  The covers were made using a cereal box for the substrate which I then covered in some very pretty K&Co paper. I decided not to add a spine as I wanted to be able to see the stitching for future reference. I have added ribbon to kind of act like a spine and provide some support for the stitching, I then decided to add a closure for the book which was made using 2 Tim Holtz grungeboard pieces coloured using distress inks, magnets provide the closure underneath. I decided to add flowers to cover up the holes in the grungeboard as you could see the backs of the magnet through them lol.

Thanks for popping by, hugs x


Sherry said...

It looks great Dawn. That's something I've always wanted to do - I'll get around to it one day - lol x

Karen said...

This is such a pretty little book and I totally admire your patience in making it up! It looks so neat Dawn & complicated :D HUGS xxx

Gez said...

Beautiful book Dawn and your stitching looks so neat. I love the colours you have chose.

Enjoy filling your new book and wishing you a lovely weekend too.

Kath said...

A lovely book. It will be a splendid keepsake when you have filled it.

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Dawn
gone thru a whole lot of inspiration and it was so much fun being in your creative space. am following you now,happy to connect ...