I’m having fun this week making books with beads. Using my beads from CJ Bead Store in Katy.
I made this beaded fringe book in a Houston workshop a few years ago.
It was very pretty with feather charms and various sizes of beads. As I remember - it took all day. So far I have not made another one exactly like it!
This week I made similar books using only a few beads with the Coptic binding.
I used stiff board covers with 5 holes. And on the 5 signatures I used 7 holes with two for the kettle stitch at each end. The amount of thread is 10 times the length of the spine.
An important part of Coptic binding is to cross the thread over the last inserted thread and go back with your needle into the same hole.
There are many kinds of Coptic binding tutorials. There is an excellent online resource: click here.
I need to use some of these keys I collected. How do you use your collections; I would love to hear from you!
©Anne Rita Taylor 2016