This week I tried a new book binding technique, and I’m very proud of the results.
My latest book, No. Two, is a larger tome, measuring in at 8″x8″x1.25″, and I bound it by employing the Double-Needle, or Paired Needle, binding. The Paired Needle binding is one version of a Coptic stitch. (A book that is bound with a Coptic stitch is a book with an unsupported spine that can open completely flat.) This was a more difficult binding than I am used to, but it allowed me to use two different colored threads, and the end result looks pretty good.
The content of this book has been in the works for months, but I was only recently motivated to finish the art. Many of the images in this piece were taken from an old, withdrawn library book titled, Child Life In Colonial Days. (Much thanks to my mom, who works in a library and often brings me the craziest old books.) Exploration 1, a book I finished a few months ago, also contains images from the Child Life book, and I consider it a companion piece to N0. Two.