Historic Longstitch

Historic Longstitch with Wooden Spine

The Historic Longstitch is one of the prettiest historic structures from Northern Europe, dating to as early as the 13th century. Traditionally, the covers of this structure would have been vellum. At Smokey Road Press, our bindings consist of beautifully finished wooden spines with heavyweight cover paper. The paper on the inside of the book is Mohawk Superfine in soft white by the Mohawk Paper Company in Upstate New York. The paper is lovely to write and draw on- perfect for a journal or guest book. The cover paper is made by Cave paper, a company in MN that makes the most beautiful paper we have ever seen! We carry a variety of paper covers, please call to inquire about color choices before placing an order.

We offer two sizes of this historic structure. Our journal size measures 4 ½” x 6” while our guest book measures 6” x 6”. If you wish to customize your book with a letterpressed title page, please contact us. Prices for custom title pages start at $75.

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