Thanks to a couple days off from work, I have sewn up three new books with the Hop Vine motif. Two have a woad-blue pattern weft, and one has madder-pink pattern weft.
Here are three views of the trio (can you tell I am very proud?):
The book shown below has cream-colored papers. I cut the motif to end at the edge of the taller white-outlined diamond. There are six of the taller diamonds across the cover, and only five full repeats of the squat-diamonds.
With this batch of books I tried a new method of pressing the covers after I glued on the papers. I was worried that the pressure from the book press was only pressing on the part of the cover where the cloth wrapped around the edges. I thought maybe the wrinkling on one of my earlier books was due to there not being enough pressure where the paper was lower than the cloth. As an experiment, I inset a thin piece of cardboard between the paper and the wax paper when I put the covers in the press. You can see the slight ridge where the cloth ends. I am not sure that I like the ridge, aesthetically, but I prefer it to wrinkles.