Thursday, March 17, 2011

My First Coptic Stitching! Tiny Journal

After having coptic stitch book binding on my "to learn" list for a long time, I can finally say I've done it! After studying this YouTube tutorial, I made my very first hand-made coptic stitch journal! It's just a tiny one, but I'm happy with how it turned out. The cover is cereal box covered with nice paper, and the pages are watercolor paper.
I really wanted to practice the stitching, so I did eight signatures, but each signature is only one sheet folded in half. I'm not 100% sure I did everything exactly right, but oh well, it works! I'm just going to have to practice more.
Last night, I noticed these tiny little houses on one of my many ripped out kids book pages, so I made a set of three inchies. I used one of them to embellish the front of my tiny journal! Maybe one of these days, I'll make an inchie-sized little journal! Happy Thursday!
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5 comments:

Aly B said...

That journal is adorable! How tiny is it?

Kira said...

Thanks! It's about 2 inches by 2.5 inches, pretty little :)

Jamie said...

I love the journal, the stitching looks perfect!

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful! I love coptic binding! I've done a few books that way. Love the cover.

LimeRiot said...

This is lovely! I must try this. Thank you for the tutorial link.

Are accepting crafty apprentices by chance? I want to copy everything you do :).