Each section is 5"x5" with a separate spine which encases the signature(s). I'll be gluing the 5"x5" sections together so the hand stitching isn't showing.
These are some of the pages I've hand embroidered and machine stitched. It's time consuming but good hand work to have when I want to relax!
I cut several strips of stamped and over dyed construction paper. Just like quilting...have to cut strips!
Some additional papers that I cut into 5" squares
Each set of two squares had add'l strips machine stitched to the inside edges - now they are signatures. I could leave as is and just draw on the inside or write messages but I decided I wanted to do some hand stitching on each signature.
Starting to hand embroider
This shows both sides are embroidered
This is what the inside looks like.... I'll be gluing each side together....then most likely I'll machine stitch the three sides or not!
I have to machine stitch this spine down
Once they are all embroidered, I'll then weave each spine edge together to make a book. Hilary has a great way of weaving the spine. I have learned so much from her....and plan on signing up for 2020 too!!! I'll need more work to do this winter since we won't be heading to Florida!!!