This gorgeous crane paper is one of my new favorites! A big flock of white cranes flies across clear aquamarine sky, with golden swirling clouds. The aqua color perfectly compliments the other paper I used here, a vintage chiyogami pattern of golden clouds on a peach sunset sky. If you look closely you can also see a floral pattern underneath the clouds. I’m not sure if it is intentional or not (maybe this was a test sheet that they printed more than one design on?), but it adds a beautiful effect.
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I sew all of my coptic stitch journals with waxed irish linen thread – it’s essential for a tight binding, and is very durable. It’s not cheap, just to warn you, but you can find it on Amazon by the spool: Waxed Irish Linen Thread 4 Ply
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