This binding on this book is called Limp Binding, simply because the cover is soft. I'd never made a book like this, but I was messing around with napkins and liked the way one of them looked, so I made a cover with it by gluing it onto a sheet of cardstock. A lot of the napkin was in one piece, but it wasn't large enough to cover then entire sheet of paper, so I tore up another napkin and pieced it in. I covered it with ModPodge to help protect it from tearing, so it looks a bit leathery, but before the ModPodge it had such a nice fabric feel. I thought about adding something to the cover, but this has such a nice feel in your hands, I couldn't bear to.
The binding incorporates three strips of ribbon into the spine.
I used alternating colors of green and blue in the signatures, and left the edges of the paper fairly rough.
I bound the book using a beautiful magenta thread, which is mostly covered up in the spine area, but you can see it in each of the signatures.
If you are interested in making a similar book, I used the Book Art Studio Handbook as a reference. This book measures 4.25" x 5.5".
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