So earlier I posted a sneak peek of an up close look at the chain stitching on a coptic stitch journal I’ve been working on. Actually, I’ve been working on a bunch! A lovely student of one of my bookbinding classes gave me all of these absolutely gorgeous bathymetric charts that her workplace was going to recycle. A bathymetric chart shows under water topography in shades of blue, with depths marked in feet. Gorgeous.
This book is one of a kind, and it’s currently listed for sale (SOLD but I do have other bathymetric chart books in my Etsy shop). There’s a sister book with a similar cover but WHITE stitching instead of blue, here. Which do you like better? I’m torn – the blue certainly photographs better, but in real life the white provides a subtle contrast with the filler paper that I like as well!