This year, I decided to create a guest book for people to sign in and to leave comments. I wanted to surprise my friends and guests so I made a book for this use. Everyone has to sign in and answer the following question "What does the 4th of July mean to you." Each response will be accompanied by a small Polaroid picture. I decided to use this challenge as a catalyst for my book.
The structure is a classic take on the bookbinding structure called a Dos-a-Dos. There is one cover than joins to separate booklets. The pages are sewn using a classic pamphlet stitch (this book was designed with a 5 hole stitch). I used white 140 lb card stock for the covers and Canford text weight paper for the pages (one sheet of paper yielded 8 sheets of 7 in by 10 in pages which when folded in half equals 32 pages which are 5 in wide by 7 in tall). Therefore, the entire Dos-a-Dos have 64 pages to be filled.
|Here is the top view of the Dos-a-Dos|
Here are the red pages. White thread was
used to continue the theme.
|Here are the blue pages.|