New skills! And using materials from my shelves! I’m very enthusiastic about this book.
The decorative cloth is Three Cats Shweshwe purchased from Mnandi in Cape Town, South Africa. I added lightweight paper as a backing to make it suitable for bookcloth. I have two more to use as shown below.
I bought the black bookcloth at a spring book arts fair in Portland. It has a very subtle inclusion of a brassy colored thread, only fuzz really.
I chose the cross stitch sewing pattern for the spine. The best technique I found on YouTube linked here:
The text pages are Fabriano Artistico hot press.