linking and long stitch to secure the signatures to the leather wrap. But before stitching, we needed to punch holes in the signatures and the leather wrap. To do that we created two jigs. One for the holes that would be punched in the signatures and the other for the holes that would be punched in the leather (seen at left under the needle awl).
To the right is the book after I had finished sewing in all seven signatures, snugging the thread and tying the final knot. The book is sitting on my class notebook open to the page with my notes on how the two jigs align. Hollis provide us with great handouts, but I find taking notes and drawing diagrams while working helps me fix ideas in my memory. And there was a lot to remember.
glass beads Steve made in class that week, and it was a perfect match to the colors of the leather. The hand twisted thread used threads that matched the two colors of the bead. Hollis and Cheryl taught me how to correctly sew on buttons and twine thread, for which I am very thankful. Steve is now the happy owner of a handmade book.