Gothic binding model

This cutaway model of a Gothic style binding was made in 2014 in Camberwell College of Arts, during a four day workshop given by Juergen Vervoorst, head of Conservation at The National Archives, United Kingdom.

This binding was popular in Europe from the early 14th to the 17th century and was traditionally made with oak boards and a parchment/paper textblock.

For this model, a reduced scale book was made, and paper was used for the textblock.

The sewing was made on double cords with all-along packed sewing pattern.

One endband was made with a chevron style on a primary back bead endband on linen cord. The second endband was an integral style.

Part of one board was covered with leather with wheat starch paste.

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