Third and final post for today! A pretty notebook

Wow… I’ve had a super crafty day! I’ve been sat in front of the TV all afternoon, with three different football matches in the background, which has been cool. But at least I have been productive too!

My final project for the day was another attempt at coptic bookbinding to make a little notebook that I decorated with birds and flowers, and wrote a variety of Jane austen quotes in (you’ve got to love her!).

I followed a different tutorial this time and am really pleased with how my stitching turned out. Next time I need to remember to do more than 3 rows of stitching as it’s the inner lines that look best (rather than the top and bottom ones).

It’s definitely better now I have waxed thread as well, though next time I need to think harder at the beginning how much I might need… This time I ran out part way through and had to tie more on!! Oh well, its a good job I’m getting to be less of a perfectionist with my crafts!


9 thoughts on “Third and final post for today! A pretty notebook”

  1. That’s a lovely book Julia. I’m so happy you had a productive crafting day. I’m sure a little practice is all you need work out the details. I’m looking forward to trying some new projects soon myself.

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  2. This is lovely. Though not especially practised in crafts, one that does interest me is making books, and I do have a book I made myself in a book-stitching class. I think it was Coptic stitch we learnt then too. What a lovely thing to have made, and Jane Austen is so witty and so wise. That’s an incredibly productive day….

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    1. Thank you. It’s fun as I’ve just read s book about a book club studying pride and prejudice,so that had lots of quotes in it. If you ever hear of a book stitching workshop locally I’d love to know about it 😊

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  3. I’d like to do a bookbinding course too. There was a really good one at UWE (University of the West of England) but I was too busy with my degree at the time.
    Well done Julia, it’s lovely. I have in mind to make a Jane Austin themed junk journal as I found an ideal book I a charity shop.
    To have enough thread for a signature it needs to measure three times the page length.

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