I made a bookcover for my Girlfriends book shown on the video in an earlier post. For the cover I used purchased handmade paper with ferns and flower leaves. I used canvas I painted with PearlEX paints instead of book linen.
For the bookboard I used mat board. Thread is waxed linen. I had to open up an already packed box to get out my bookbinding tools. When I find some beads I can tie them onto the ends of the hanging strings.
I wish I had made the back edge wider is my main regret but not enough to do it all over again. I attached a button and string closure. You can find a tutorial for this style book at Teesha Moore's website. Click here. It is a very easy bookbinding technique.
Some bookbinding tools. Top Left: an awl. Top right: linen thread. Bottom row: blunt sewing needel and lump of wax to run the thread through