Bookbinding

Make it floral – A modified Japanese stab binding

Nowadays, when thinking of traditional Japanese bindings, stab bindings are the ones that come to mind. Originally coming from China,...

12th century English limp tawed skin binding model

In October 2017 I attended a three-day workshop organised by the ICON Book and Paper group at the British Library...

Tooling away! Gold-finishing workshop at the British Library

In May 2017, I attended a workshop about gold-finishing. The course was held at the British Library taught by Doug...

A conservation variation for the Ethiopic binding

Following a strong wish to deepen my knowledge of non-Western bookbindings, both to widen my experience as a conservator and...

15-16th century Al-Andalus binding model

In early August 2016 I had the chance to attend a one-week workshop as part of the Montefiascone Project, Italy...

Limp-paper conservation bindings

I made these models of limp-paper conservation bindings in 2015 at West Dean College during a course given by Sonja Schwoll (associate...

Gothic binding model

This cutaway model of a Gothic style binding was made in 2014 in Camberwell College of Arts, during a four...

Carolingian binding model

This cutaway model of a Carolingian style binding was made in Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2014, during...

Sewing models

Back at West Dean College in 2014, I made various sewing models to allow me a better understanding of the...