Sunday, February 24, 2013

on the re-bound

no, it's not THAT.

I overstuffed my Ticket to Venice - Honeymoon in Australia travel journal.

So. I decided to re-bind it....take out the original binding thread, remove the existing spine, make a new wider one, then rebind it. 
Easier said than done.
Here's the final result though....

I started binding and discovered I would need to reinforce the spine so took that out and added a layer of manila folder material, then covered it with book cloth tape. Then re-punched the holes and started again.

then, as I was tightening the thread I broke it. :(
But, thanks to the fantabulous Mary Ann Moss, I know how to fix it.

you may be able to tell that last signature still needs some stuffin'. 

I'm diving back into it now.


Cynthia said...

Yummy, chunky looking book. Looks like you had a great honeymoon travel adventure.

Mary Ann said...

you know dawn i think that great big journal is pretty special. you did an excellent job of rebinding it!