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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Binding Prototype

The binding of the new book is long-stitch sewn into a limp bison leather cover with sheep leather head and tail ties and deer horn buttons. There is a strip of leather on the spine that helps it to hold its shape. There is a pocket inside the front cover to hold a map. The binding takes parts of the ancient Nag Hammadi Codices where the cover is bound with a wrap band as well as ties on top and bottom and tackets in the corners for reinforcement. Very little, if any, adhesive will be used in this binding.



Various colors of bison and dark brown sheep leather for the ties and tackets.


This shows the wrap band and the ties at the head and tail.



The inside pocket that holds the map.



Here you can see the long stitch sewing and the spine reinforcement with deer horn buttons.

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