Historical Bindings Project: Nag Hammadi Codice

Recently I’ve started on a project with my bookbinding teacher to go through and make models of historical bindings working our way up from the early scrolls to various medieval bindings. We are creating a “normal” size version of each and then preparing two miniature copies (one to keep and one to part with, probably).… Continue reading Historical Bindings Project: Nag Hammadi Codice

Models of Bookbinding Techniques: Sewing Structures

Earlier this year I took a class on sewing structures. In this course we made models for some different sewing types. It was really fun class and I enjoyed making the models and learning about the different types of sewing and the history! Below are my notes from the class and pictures of the models… Continue reading Models of Bookbinding Techniques: Sewing Structures

Album Pages & Structures – Course

Recently, I took a course that explored traditional album structures and the various ways of mounting photos, documents, and small works of art on album pages. We made four albums including a Victorian style album using the checkerboard structure, an adhesive binding, and a stub binding. The stub binding is often used for the storage of documents… Continue reading Album Pages & Structures – Course