not sure if i can follow you on that idea, you want a wooden hardcover attached to the book block? but maintaining the bark and natural form of birch wood is quite difficult, as trees don’t grow in plate form but cylindric. Maybe cover thin wooden plates with bark and attach as front and back cover to the book block, leaving out the spine. Or use a different binding method, try a search on japanese binding. Or maybe going back in history and try something like the egypt palmleave-books?
@fragmentscenario thanks for the tip :)
It's even worse. In my head, the binding of the book is (covered with) birch bark. Front and back are plain wood.
I saw something similar, they were using wood as cover and had a leather binding. Did look good as well and might be an idea for a first shot. But maybe without the leather.
yay curious to see your results and approach to it! there are so many different binding techniques but for notebooks i found myself stuck at this basic softcover, bc the format is quite handy, binding strong and everyone has like 12 sheets of a4 paper left over somewhere…
@fragmentscenario This definitely resembles the technique I've learned. Excited to get back into this, it's such a relaxing craft.
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