Tag Archives: bookbinding

Making things!

Okay, the making isn’t the big thing. The blogging is. ANYWAY. I’ve been working on learning book embellishment techniques outside of the simple blind tooling I’ve been using on the Egyptian Mamluk books I’ve made, and up until now I’ve … Continue reading

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Yeesh.

I’ve been falling down the tumblr rabbit hole and I totally forgot about this thing. So anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing lately: That’s a 15th-century Mamluk book binding, based on a group of books in an exhibition at the … Continue reading

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New Book, Part 2

So with the block completed, the block is ready for covering. Which is infinitely more difficult than I had anticipated. European-style binders, I respect you in new ways now. Anyway, first came lacing the covers onto the block, via the … Continue reading

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New book

More different than before. As in, this time it’s European! Gothic, to be precise. And I’m kind of loving the process. Anyway, short story is that Baroness Marie, my one-time apprentice sister, is being elevated to the Order of the … Continue reading

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The softest of owls

I didn’t finish my ¬†book before Kingdom A&S. I had very noble intentions! And I worked very hard! But the book became a book display, and while I got some flack for entering it in the open (hello, personal standards … Continue reading

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Bad at estimating

I am terrible at estimating the time it takes to do things. Last time I bound a complex book, it took me a full day to do the tooling. And then another to do the gilding. So when I set … Continue reading

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Back from Gulf Wars

The past two weeks have been all Gulf Wars, all the time. Between prep and travel and going there, I’ve been doing not much else. So now that I’m back I can take a breather and slow down a bit. … Continue reading

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Actual crafty-type stuff!

I so wanted to post this sooner, but it was supposed to be a surprise, and now it has been gifted, so there you have it. I have a very dear friend who was elevated to the Order of the … Continue reading

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Book, right?

Yes. Now that I’m not binding it, I can talk about it. (Will be a series of two posts today.) I bound a book a couple of years ago and have been doing mad research since then to improve my … Continue reading

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[SCA] Another recap

Yeah, I know I never got around to Thanksgiving. Well, suffice to say there was sari shopping and we found a chaat place local to my in-laws and then we didn’t do a lot because folks got sick. Anyhoo. Magna … Continue reading

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