Materials needed: Lino Cut Print cover, Pva Glue, 3 paper strips, a hole piercer, a template for the holes, pencil needle & thread, ruler, book making bone implement and 6 sheets of good quality thicker paper, Fabriano is use here for both Lino cut print and blank pages . Firstly measure the middle of cover & with ruler and bone, make creases either side of the middle mark, where spine folds will form to accommodate the 6 folded sheets, fold paper sheets/leaves in half with bone crease. Use prepared hole template to pierce each sheet of folded paper ready for the stitching and assembling of the journal.
Measure out thread 5 times the length of the Journal spine and place the strips of paper in place. Sew in and out using the strips. Stack each sheet of pierced, prepared paper and repeat the sewing format for all 6 folded sheets. At each end sew into the last thread loop to join the page stack.
Each page is sewn in the prepared and measured holes with the strips of paper sewn in to create strength and link the pages. The strips are glued.
The glued strips are attached to each side of the cover and the first & last pages are glued to the cover over the top of the strips. The Journal is then pressed under heavy weights. Above is the Expressive Handmade Books reference used as a resource.