I have had these signatures made for some time, but I didn't want to bind them into a book until I figured out exactly what I wanted. The pages are made from recycled brown paper bags, and the cover is mat board covered with handmade paper.
Recently I read about coptic binding, and inspiration struck. The thing that intrigued me the most about coptic binding is that the book opens flat when it is used. I also liked that the edges of the signatures showed.
Here is the book opened out, so you can see how the pages look. I love the texture and irregularities in the paper bag pages!