. . . after seeing one of the Design Matters TV workshops showing how to stitch up a book using
tapes across the spine. I have made books before but not for a long time, and didn't get to try this method then. So I looked in my books drawer and found signatures and cover boards left unused from previously, hunted out some ribbons and got cracking. I used to think it would be rather difficult using tapes, but actually, once you get a couple of signatures stitched together and no longer feel you need 2 more hands, it all goes very smoothly. Two of these 3 books are not done with tapes, but one has the signatures stitched together with a chain line top and bottom and long stitches in the middle. These were then woven together using up the long end of thread.
The next has one chain and 3 groups of long stitches which were linked together to produce something that looks like herringbone. Both these books have a place marker made by twisting the leftover ends of thread together and adding beads.
These three have ribbons stitched across and the stitches linked to each other. And in two the ribbons have also been used to tie the book