ID: Raven's Foot #3
This is the third Raven's foot binding.
This time I made the top and bottom coil twice as thick (still
not thick enough for me though) and added a lot of beautiful
glass beads as well as a few other types of beads. It's again one
of the instructions from the Mary Kaye Seckler book called
"Book Arts - Beautiful Bindings for Handmade Books".
I used mat board for
the covers and covered them with some marbled paper I made
recently, done on Hosho rice paper. Red and Blues, another nice and
lively paper. I used two shades of blue eyelets. The inside of
the covers are covered with the same marbled paper. I used red and
blue cardstock for signature covers. The binding is done
with 4 ply waxed linen thread - for the core/feet in Turquoise (which
really blended in with one of the blues) and 4 ply unwaxed
thread (which I waxed) in a warm red for the
I used 9 signatures of 6 pages each plus the cardstock covers for each signature cut from Grumbacher's Pentalic Paper for Pens.
I punched a couple holes and added dark blue eyelets and threaded dark blue ribbon (glued to the inside cover) for closures .
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