Hand Binding a sketchbook

Hand Binding a sketchbook

I have been experimenting on and off with making my own sketchbooks and wanted to try something a bit more ambitious, making a cover and hand sewing the binding for multiple signatures to make a thicker sketchbook. The skill of stitching signatures together with the correct tension and without tearing the paper is one I have to work on but I was quite pleased with the first attempt.


The cover uses paper designed by Emma Bridgewater.


The signatures are paper from an old watercolour book.