Gifted leather journals
I recently received the most wonderful gift from a former student – a batch of leather. I’ve been busily working on some journals so that the leather doesn’t go to waste.
There was a large piece of sage green leather and I used it for two different bindings. The first was a longstitch binding…
…and the second was a Keith Smith binding, The Rope.
My lovely pile also included some awesome shiny red leather which for some reason reminds me of motorcycles. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a motorcycle with red leather seats, but I imagine that it would look cool.
Anyway, I used the red leather for the next group of journals and bound them with another Keith Smith binding, Diamond X.
I’m pretty sure that I’ll be teaching the Diamond X binding at July’s meeting of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. Stay tuned for more information!