This might be the weirdest choice of colors ever combined to make a journal. I'm not sure it works. I really like the material though, so I think I will make another one with only black linen waxed thread. Anyway, I think this would work as a guy's journal or a non-girly girl's journal. It was still just as fun to make as any other book, even though it's not as cool as I thought it would be. :)
I have to admit that this is the most difficult endeavor I have ever gotten myself involved in. I am seriously so impressed with anyone that can master this skill! I am just so grateful that I don't have to weave my own cloth for survival.
I know I am making a ton of mistakes, but since it is my first effort, I think I can forgive myself and just try to learn from the experience. It is pretty fun once you get the hang of it. To all you knitters out there with huge stashes of extra yarn--here is a way to use it! I wanted to make an 12X20 wall hanging, but this failed! I will try again when I have some more time. :)
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D