I had a request from Mona who wanted a lesson in how to do coptic stitching (see her comment on ‘Another Book’ post). I said to her that it was complicated and easier to do than to explain. It would have taken an age to write some instructions so I did a bit of research and this is what I came up with. On the Book Arts forum there is a thread devoted to coptic stitching tutorials. I haven’t checked them all out but I’m sure some of them will be useful. It might be an idea to read them and then watch this – a YouTube video demonstrating coptic stitching. Marvellous. Hope this helps.
I am so busy at the moment. I have decided that I am going to try and sell some of my books in the lead up to Christmas, so I am busy designing a website. It has taken me and my sons almost two days just to come up with a name for this fledgling business. I actually sat and read Chambers Dictionary looking for inspiration and then as is often the way, when I had almost given up and gone on to something else, the perfect name came to me. I had to come up with a theme and a logo and then hit a technical glitch. All very frustrating. Then of course, I have to get down to the business of making more books which is the fun part. I have also ordered more yummy paper from Paper Mojo a wonderful website in the US who fortunately do international shipping (are you spotting an obsession here? maybe I should just open a stationery shop and be done with it) I have also promised to do three other websites for friends of friends and as I will be paid for these, I’m going to do them of course. It’s all very hectic but a much needed distraction at the moment.