I like to use sewing machine made cords as a way of fastening my books.
This is the fastening for a map style book, recording some walks round my local area.
Fastening for the 1st book in the Farming series
I dye the piping cord before sewing as it helps to disguise any spaces missed when machining.
Threads, piping cord and spools ready for an afternoon at sewing machine.
I like to fill a number of spools before I begin. Nothing more frustrating than a spool running out and everything stops till you locate and fill a new one.(fairy magic hates it as well)
One can buy, one colour, ready to use cords but I like my cords to have a variety of colours as I think they are more interesting.
This is how the front and back of book 2 will look. Not quite finished yet .
I sewed the cords to the linen strip then had to resort to my curved needle and pliers to attach to cover.
I plan to close the book in the same way as the scrolls 3 cords intertwined.
Really making one work to get into the written word.
The story secreted away.
A quest to open the book?
Another page finished. Can you spot the stitched sheaves? This is my take on Wheatsheaf stitch.
There really is an embroidery stitch of this name. I had to use it.
Added another scroll. A theme of 3 is in this book. I know it is a lucky number and we have the Trinity and all that but I must look up meanings of 3.
Still no visit to collect Oats. Had to cancel again. Unforeseen circumstances. It is now left I phone when I can make it. Perhaps next week?
Really see the end in sight now.
1 more page and finish covers.
See you next week