|Spine - Raccoon Book|
At CREATE Seattle this past October I took a Katherine England class in coptic book-binding. It was great fun but a bit challenging. Yesterday I was cruising through Teesha Moore's videos on her Artstronauts Club site and came across a video on coptic stitchery by Steve Salik. So I decided to try once again. Success with reservations this time. I love how it all turned out but it was dicey along the way. Sewing with four needles is a challenge. Needles kept falling off and as I sewed I, three times, sewed into the binding thread and had to remove the stitch and start again.
I kept at it and now have a great journal. On Black Friday I ventured out to the stores at 6:45 to buy a Dremmel at Home Depot. The Dremmel is quite amazing. I suppose I could have just drilled with my drill but it was Black Friday and the Dremmel was on sale! I don't like to shop and going out on the busiest day of the year was a bit much for me. However, I did find a few other bargains. So it was worth it. I love how the Dremmel drilled the holes in the raccoon book cover.