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Heather’s Vigil Book

Heather’s Vigil Book

[27Sep17 From photos dated 5/25-28/16.] I was asked to help out with Heather Rose de Gourdon’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel. Heather is also a bookbinder with whom I’ve traded many wonderful ideas over the years, and so this one was special....
Girdle Book

Girdle Book

[27Sep17 From an album dated 5/30/16.] This is a girdle book. Burgundy suede with bone beads and ribbon. The girdle covers an oak board-bound text-block bound with the Ethiopian coptic stitch with linen cord. Text block removable and replaceable. See the full album on...
Silk Painting

Silk Painting

Sigh. One day I will get good at this. I know – more practice! 🙂 This is I think the second time our MoAS Aurddeilen has taught this. The first being my very first A&S night in Buckland Cross, now hanging as a favor from my husband’s belt. Clockwise...
Girginaku

Girginaku

[7Sep17 From an album dated 8/16/15.] This is one of the earliest forms of record keeping. The Mesopotamians made rectangular clay squares and used a stylus to indicate how much work was done each day – how much grain was planted or harvested, how many animals...
Understated Girdle Book

Understated Girdle Book

[27Sep17 From an album dated 6/12/15.] I made this very simple girdle book for someone who prefers to fly under the radar. It was for her elevation, but did not end up being used as her vigil book, for reasons that made me think long and hard about PLQs and the...
Red Suede Coptic

Red Suede Coptic

[28Sep17 From a photo dated 5/25/2015.] This was an attempt at something slightly different. Red suede over boards, then bound in exposed coptic and decorated with small brass findings.
Ivan’s Vigil Book

Ivan’s Vigil Book

This book. This book is made with much love. Ivan is a very dear friend, and has been, in my heart, a Knight for a very long time.He and I once talked about the value of books in the medieval period, and of how some libraries chained their treasured possessions to the...
Sabine’s Vigil Book

Sabine’s Vigil Book

[4Sep17  From an album dated January 2015.] Her Excellency Sabine de Kerbriant was very rightly elevated to the Order of the Laurel for her fine music. I was grateful to be able to gift her a Vigil Book.  As she mundanely works for a rare book and manuscript dealer I...

Parchment Bound Book

[4Sep17  From an album dated 12/5/14. Time does make some things easier.] This is one of my all time favorite pieces of parchment, the best in my stash. I pet it when I first got it, and had trouble cutting it the first time. I love working limp bindings, and prefer...