Book time. These are the raw materials for a black & white striped book with red endpapers.
Covers pasted up. I added rectangles of scrap paper to cover only the bare boards on the insides of the cover, to level out the surface. These will be completely covered by the endpapers after the book is sewn.
I like to place additional elements on the front cover to indicate it as such. And what will we bookmakers do for pasting-up surfaces when they stop making phone books (any day now)?
What color waxed linen for the spine sewing? Choices, choices.
Black or red? I think it will be black.
Sewing finished and endpapers glued in.
Now I'll wait for the glue to totally dry and put this newest blank journal in the press for a couple of hours to keep it from splaying out.