After my previous fail at exposed spine binding a notebook I decided to try again.
I watched SeaLemon's tutorial on kettlestitch binding more closely this time. I still messed up the tautness of some of the thread/stitches, but it's OK for now. I regretted not waxing my thread because it was knot-central.
- Covers: coverstock overages from HWA (Cougar smooth natural 100lb cover and Neenah desert storm 100lb cover)
- Interior pages: Strathmore 400 series aged parchment for calligraphy
- Thread: Gruschwitz linen bookbinding thread #30
- Glue: Lineco neutral pH adhesive
The paper was given to me by a friend, salvaged from a mostly unused pack. Since it was for calligraphy I expected it to hold up pretty well to fountain pen, but I found it to feather and bleed a bit. Might not work as well for double-sided work.
Also tore up some old extra risograph comic pages from Martial Spirit and gluestick-ed them onto the extra HWA comic covers for the cover, haha...
What will this notebook be used for? I have no idea...