This project would have fizzled at several points had Diann not been there to teach and encourage. (I can be stubborn on rare occasions.) The interior is recycled graph paper and the exterior is wallpaper from an old sample book. It was great fun and will be used as my next work notebook; one wonderful feature of this type of binding (and why Diann suggested it, despite 30-odd tiny knots) is that it lays flat when opened. Highly recommended if you have someone to teach you the stitch!