I tried a new form of book binding today. It's not an original idea. I think I watched a video awhile back by Internet sensation, Jennibellie. My creative process often works in delay mode. I'll see something on Pinterest or watch a Youtube video, and then months and sometimes years later, I'll apply what I learned to a project I need to get done.
So today, after I added a packet of cocoa to my coffee, I looked at the box and thought how perfect it would be for creating a book.
Next I attached the signatures to the binding. This involved driving to the dollar store to buy some waxed floss, as I could not find my book binding linen anywhere. The strands of floss are tied outside the spine.
Finally, I spruced up the floss by tying in assorted ribbons and fibers in the color scheme.
If you aren't a fan of the fibers, I can see modifying this binding by tying the floss (or book binding linen) to a sort of false spine and then gluing the false spine inside a book you've recycled. I've got many, many book covers waiting for this sort of treatment, and I intend to experiment.