Craft 19/365 notebook with layered cover
Continuing my project on handmade books so that I have a range of examples to show students when leading book making workshops, I opted for a folding notebook with a ribbon hinge.
The cover took a lot longer than I initially thought, with each individual square being folded twice then positioned so that it has the appearance of weaving. I then coated it in Decopatch glue-varnish for that glossy finish.
I have previously made smaller notebooks as gifts and used recycled materials – in one example, there were some off cuts of suede which provided a soft-to-the-touch finish. However, I think I prefer this one I’ve just made (A5 in size) for its colourful look and slightly weighty feel.