This is the first time I've used a french link stitch in my handmade books, and I love it! it's very simple to do, but is so decorative! I used a beautiful red Irish waxed linen thread.By the way, there's a great tutorial for this stitch on the Handmde Book Essentials video by Dea Fischer! She calls it a herringbone stitch, but it's the same method. I highly recommend this DVD if you're interested in making books!