Monday, March 28, 2016

Book #363

Single Needle Coptic 2

I also found this alternate small 'C' coptic binding in Smith's Exposed Spine Sewings. It is rather different than other coptic-ish stitches that I have used and I really like it. The cover is made using a page from an old book, and it's a picture of a painting by Claude Lorrain. Particularly nice to do this friendly binding following yesterday's torturous book.

2 comments:

Cassienne said...

Hi Rhonda

I'm curious, what's so different about that coptic stitch compared to others?
Also, how did you get the pictre from a book to look like that? So beautiful!

I love all your bindings! Very inspiring.
Cassienne

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks Cassienne. This version of the coptic stitch has a different change-over technique. More common ways of doing it use either all chain stitches, or a combination of chain stitches and kettle stitches. This version uses chain stitches and an alternate change-over stitch that is neither a chain nor a kettle.

As for the cover picture... I have an old large-format book of prints of famous paintings and the book is falling apart. So I removed this particular print from the book and used it to cover the boards for this journal. Just like I'd use any decorative paper. Simple as that.