I finished these two books this week, following Ali Manning’s instructions in her Handmade Book Club for the “slim case binding.” The colors are subdued and quiet. They give a feeling of peace when I pick up the books. I love how they turned out. I’ve wanted to use this eco-printed silk noil as a book cover for a long time. I don’t know how it will hold up, seems it might not take a lot of wear and tear.
It has taken a lot of skill development (eco-printing, making my own book cloth, using wheat paste, cutting and sanding bookboard, case binding techniques) and some courage (overcoming procrastination, which is a sign of fear!). But they are done. My next-level challenge is filling these books.