Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Just in time for Thanksgiving

This morning I put the final touches on the 1912 Bird Guide repair and box. Sewing on tapes would have looked too bulky with the soft covers, and the book would not have opened flat. I used a Coptic stitch so the pages would lie flat, then cased in the text block as usual. The owners picked it up a little while ago. It had belonged to their grandmother, who had used it for many years. They are excited to show it to family gathered this Thanksgiving weekend. I told them it would be good for the next hundred years.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bird Guide paper repair

I completed the rebinding of a Study Bible from my Heritage Day commissions. Now I'm starting the paper repair for the Bird Guide. Here are the page groups and strips of sekishu laid out on my work table.