Description: The spark that got me going with this book was that I wanted to make something that was both small and large. I decided to try a book with small covers and lots of pages.
The covers measure 2.125" x 2.25". The book is 4" thick, has 61 signatures, and a total of 488 pages - this set the record for the most signatures I've ever bound into a book. It took about 3.5 hours to sew it. The two papers used for the pages are manufactured by one of my favorite vendors, the French Paper Company - Glo-Tone Shocking Green and Pop-Tone Black Licorice.
When choosing a cover paper, I was immediately drawn to a textured black and lime green python print - I love its vibrancy. The pattern on the paper inspired the binding, a variation of the double needle Coptic stitch.
When you hold one of the covers in each hand, the pages move back and forth, much like a Slinky - this inspired the name. It seemed appropriate for both its movement and its snakelike appearance. --Elissa of BlueRoofDesigns
BlueRoofDesign's handmade journals, photo albums and guestbooks can be seen here.