These days writing my second book of poetry takes a lot of my time, but I try to sneak in some bookbinding projects, too. These gilt linen journals have been in the making for a while, but now the whole stack of six is available in the shop.
The obligatory spine shot - there's something irresistible about stacking a finished set of books and taking a photo of the spines alone.
The distressed gold leaf finish is a perfect match for the textured linen. Even after the leaf metal has been brushed vigorously to distress the surface it remains a beautifully reflective strip of 'light' at the edge of the cover.
My next book project will be something different once again. Hopefully a new twist on an old design of mine if all goes well!