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Treasure Island Starting a Fine Binding

Treasure Island | Starting a Fine Binding

June 2016 will see the return of the Worthing Artists Open Houses to our seaside town. As a craftsperson, I have previously enjoyed the increased members of the public coming to say hello at The Book Hut, but never directly taken part. This year, however,  I will be much more involved, with two projects on […]

David Barber's Sketchbook

David Barber’s Sketchbook

David Barber’s Sketchbook c.2014 Flexible binding in full tan goatskin. Sewn landscape onto five cords and trimmed, with endbands in beige and green silk. Paper was alternated between Surrey Cartridge and Windsor & Newton Sketching & Drawing Paper. 276×207 (WH), 15 sections, 3 bifolios per sections David Barber’s Sketchbook was designed with specific requirements from the artist. The layout was landscape to […]

Essays, Letters and Poems 1781, vol 6

I feel like I am making good progress with this book and it will soon be finished – best not speak too soon, but it is amazing the detail that goes into the conservation of a book. I suppose once you have done something once, it does then get quicker, but at the moment, this […]

Essays, Letters and Poems 1781, vol 5

So I am back to my Essays book this week which is exciting! I have to admit that I have been a bit nervous about the next few stages of conservation on this one, as I am venturing into unknown territory. However the book belongs to my tutor and come from a charity shop, so […]

Essays, Letters and Poems 1781, vol 2

Having toned some japanese tissue for my repairs to the cover of this book, the next steps were able to happen in conjunction in one another, and I have been working on them steadily. Unfortunately it was at these following points where some hiccups occurred. My colleagues tell me that you learn more if you […]