Decorative Longstitch. Learn how to make this decorative and stitcherly historical binding. This is a non-adhesive case-binding with sewing left exposed on the spine and decorative stitching on the cover. The result is an elegant and flexible binding that is ideal for a journal or artists’ book structure. You will also learn how to embroider the chain stitch onto paper for an added decorative element.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Bound by Scott K. Kellar in 2007. Damask wallpaper pattern from Victorian period forms basis for the design. Pattern suggests jaded formality & yet individual shapes within it exhibit a curiously voluptuous/sinister character. Bold V & F monogram is for Victor Frankenstein. His notebook plays an important role, possessed both by the doctor & the monster. My binding suggests the cover of that book.