This is my newest book. I was sewing on cords for the first time, and enjoyed it so much that I wanted a design of the book that celebrated the cords – so I decided to leave them hanging from the book.
Inside are 280 pages from a cream white sketching paper (I think it’s Canson, but I’m not sure.)
Until now, when I was sewing on tapes, I held their ends with masking tape to the table, and constructed the book without proper tension in the tapes. This is possible. But working even as crudely as I did here, is so much more fun!
This is a sewing which K.Smith calls 1-Section X stitch. As mentioned it was my first time with cords, and therefore of course also my first time with this special technique. The x’s are still rather wonky. – But I’ll work on that.