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The making of books, the teaching of bookbinding and the association with other bookbinders and book artists has become the focus and passion of my life. Bookbinding has many aspects and we debate a lot about the precise definitions of various aspects but, working with our hands within this discipline, challenging our skills and creativity is intriguing, frustrating and exciting.
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More Medieval bindings. Girdle book

A text block was stitched into this soft leather pouch. There is a knob made of clay at the top, covered with the leather. This allows the book to be attached to a belt by simply hooking the knob over and letting the book swing loose. It is easy to pick the book up, which is stitched in upside down, to read or write in, then let drop when finished.

I used a soft glove leather and the text is A6 in size. This sample was made in a wonderful class given by a binder. There were 9 in the class and we all finished our Girdle book over this two days workshop. It was wonderful.

I add another image for your interest.

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Sydney Bookbinding
Sydney Bookbinding