My sewn boards binding notebooks with linen covers have been a bit of a hit since I first started making them, and I fully understand why. They're just too damn beautiful, and still unintimidating and very easy to use as your everyday notebook. Like Moleskine but better and more unique.
One of my favourite things about putting together a sewn boards binding is picking the materials. There's a bit more to choose than for an average case bound book - the spine liner that remains visible also on the board edges by the spine, the endpapers, and the linen fabric for both the spine and the covers (of course I could use the same colour for both, but I like the two-tone look!).
These books have 96 pages each, and they're fairly large, measuring 14,4×20,2×1,4cm / 5.7″x8″x0.6″.
All four can be found for sale here.
I'm now focusing on building a nice bookbinding routine again, preparing for a matchbox art project, as well as working on a new poetry performance. Busy, but happy. Next week I hope to share with you something completely one of a kind - a special journal I've dreamed of making all through the summer.