At long last here are some pictures of my first leather bound book. I’m afraid I don’t know the exact type of leather that this is made of as it came in an assorted batch. The binding style is known as Long Stitch. I actually made this on 5th August but had to sort out the pictures before I could post it.
This book measures two inches square and has 48 sheets of 90lb/190gsm water colour paper, it was sewn with 25/3 cord waxed linen thread. Just goes to show that good things can come in small packages.
I was surprised at how easy it was to cut the leather, I used a normal utility knife with a new blade and it was very easy to cut through and was also a delight to sew. I’ll be making more of these and looking out for larger pieces of leather so I can make some books a bit bigger.
Best wishes and thanks for reading