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Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book By Karen Hanmer
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Complete instructions to craft a girdle book, a medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather, which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Includes numerous illustrations,... More > a tool list and an extensive bibliography. This is an advanced level structure for those who already have experience with traditional binding. The girdle book model will be constructed with a combination of ancient and modern techniques and materials. Features include a text block sewn on double raised supports, wooden boards shaped all around with special attention given to the inside spine edge to match the profile of the text block’s natural shoulder, spine linings extending beyond the text block and attached to the inside of the boards, text block laced onto boards and laces pegged in, sewn endbands also laced into the boards, covered in pliable leather, corner tongues, strap and pin closure, corner bosses, vellum foredge markers, leather extension terminates in a decorative knot.< Less
Biblio Tech By Karen Hanmer
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Biblio Tech outlines key features of twelve book binding structures and provides numerous references for further study. The descriptions of each binding are enhanced with numerous illustrations.... More > Bindings include tacketed, Ethiopian, medieval, leather fine binding, boarded, split board, simplified, German case, nonadhesive paper case, crossed structure, sewn boards and scaleboard.< Less
Monique Lallier: Elegance and Innovation By Karen Hanmer
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An illustrated essay on the work of designer bookbinder Monique Lallier. See full preview below photo at left.
Nevermore, Again: Poe Exhumed By Karen Hanmer
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Current events mirror tales written by Edgar Allan Poe over one hundred and fifty years ago. Nevermore Again: Poe Exhumed pairs twelve Poe stories with equally spine-tingling stories from the news.... More > The Premature Burial and the struggling economy, The Balloon Hoax and the hunt for weapons of mass destruction, A Tale of The Ragged Mountains and politicians’ dalliances in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond, The Black Cat and the bravado of a former Illinois governor.< Less
Contemporary Paper Bindings By Karen Hanmer
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Skill-building guide to bookbinding techniques, tools, and materials plus glossary and extensive bibliography. Chapters on tools, supplies, ergonomics, signature preparation, endsheets, sewing,... More > spine-lining, and working with case-weight papers precede complete instructions for ten paper binding structures. “Contemporary Paper Bindings is a terrific book for beginners as well as seasoned binders. Prominent binder and teacher Karen Hanmer wrote it both to instruct independent bookbinding students and to help artists and librarians teach bookbinding. The text generously shares her expertise. Its clear instructions are enhanced by numerous photographs and line drawings, plus abundant examples of sewing techniques, exposed spines and paper cases as well as excellent lists of supplies, tools and best practices. CPB is a must for photographers, printmakers, painters — hell, anyone — interested in creating their own books.” Miriam Schaer, book artist and educator, author of The Presence of their Absence< Less