Class is Almost Over…

 

Making the headband

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Bookbinding: The First Chapter

With the start of class less than a month away, I’ve been preparing in more ways then one. My tools have all arrived, as has the leather and paper I’ll need. I just finished reading Bookbinding and the Care of Books, which you can actually find online for free here. It goes in depth about leather and board binding, which is what I’ll be doing in Summerfield. And also the deleterious effects of tobacco smoke and gas lamp fumes on leather bindings (though at this point it’s harder to find an library which allows either than it is someone who binds books by hand). All this preparation made me itch to get my hands dirty, but I certainly didn’t want to waste any of my leather or good papers playing around.

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