I finished my Shifu Book and I am very happy with it. The book is titled "In Conversation" and there are no words on the page; the words are in the page (see last blog). The pages were easier than I thought to sew together using chain stitch then I reverted to the days when I was studying to be a Teacher-Librarian and we learned to make books and made the cover and end papers to keep it together. I used silk paper for the cover and a fine paper I had for the end papers; both papers I bought in Vietnam. It pays not to throw things out as they will come in handy one day.
The red leather strap is attached to the inside front cover.
I used some of my original white thread to add contrast.
It worked quite well for someone who has not done this for ages and I enjoyed it.