Sticks & Twigs is a pet name for our favorite breakfast cereal, but it also seemed right as a name for the book completed yesterday afternoon:
This is a really fat book; I haven't counted the pages, but there are 8 plump signatures, not very tightly compressed. The user could paste in lots of ephemera and not stress the binding. The longstitch spine sewing is restrained; I didn't want to detract from the jacquard pattern on the cover.
The wrapping cord was twisted on a Bradshaw Cordmaker. This cord is much beefier than anything I could have twisted by hand. I'm so glad Barb convinced me to try cordmaking for my books, and that Barb & Louise taught me how to use the twister!
Here's the inside of the cover, showing the "wrong" side of the doubleweave, and the teased out end of the cord glued in place.
I think my favorite part of this book is the selvedge edge on the front. Pardon me while I kvell a little.