Bookbinding Styles Longstich with Woven Spine. The Longstitch is a lovely way to showcase embroidered patterns on the spine. For this book, we will use decorated paper we will make using the process of suminagashi, or floating ink on water. Crossed Structure. The Crossed Structure is a modern response to the needs of conservation rebinding, and as such, also happens to be an excellent way to bind travel journals, sketchbooks, and albums. It opens well, the covers use intriguing lacing patterns, and it is the perfect vehicle for the intuitive designs of handmade paste paper. Criss Cross Binding. Enchancing the natural theme of the sewing, we will use paper for the covers printed with plant prints from local specimens. Pine needles, lily pads, and local grasses all work well for this style.