I've had a stack of pages ready for book binding since November and now I've actually bound them at last. For the cover I used a hand painted, stamped and embroidered piece of fabric.
I had done a little hand embroidery but it was so stiff to stitch I decided to use the machine instead. The tension wasn't right but I quite liked the effect so I stuck with it.
I put pages together in groups of three before stitching.
The pages are a mixture of hand painted, printed art work, music, envelopes, maps etc
This was the book before covering with the fabric. I used the cover of an old hard backed diary for the end pieces.