My next major (non-writing) project is going to be learning to bind my own journals. I have a variety of ideas how to use this, from my own personal journals, to presents for people who like that sort of thing.
The most sturdy and functional way of binding seems to be something called the Coptic stitch. Unfortunately, it is a bit confusing to describe, so I haven’t really been pleased with any of the tutorials I have found – until today.
Andrew Eason (Aesop on Flickr) created a great tutorial in comic (sequential art) format. The combination of text and pictures side by side really clears everything up. Most tutorials are either all text (horrible) or text with detached diagrams (better but still not that clear). This one is great.
Even better, Andrew has decided to share his work with us, by licensing it under the Creative Commons.
Thanks a lot, Andrew! Now I just need to decide what kind of cover to use.