These were my first attempt at making the lotus books and utilised some lovely newspaper which I had waxed with a melted candle. I was surprised that I was able to glue the waxed paper. The newspaper was something I had used to protect the table when painting and printing at a workshop with Joan Newall some time ago and it had the most wonderful marks on it so I kept it. The wax made it semi translucent.
The other problem I found with these little books was that I could not get the cords hidden in the cover, although I did try cutting a groove in the board, but the cord still showed through the end paper. Perhaps a narrow flat ribbon would have been better?