SCA Name: Isabel del Okes https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/wiki/Isabel_del_Okes
Item: Sewn On Cord Hardbound Book With Integrated Silk Ties
Sewn On Cord Hardbound Book With Integrated Silk Ties – Completed Book
The text block is made of 8.5in x 11in sheets of Beckett 60lb Antique Vellum cut in half to get the correct grain. The signatures are four sheets folded together and sewn on linen double cords with waxed linen thread. The endbands are blue and gold silk thread wrapped around a linen cord. The spine was rounded, backed, and then glued in shape with modern PVA glue and supported with a strip of cotton bookbinding super. The cover boards are birch craft plywood, 1/8 inch thick, hand sawn to the correct dimensions. The boards were attached to the text block by threading the text block cords into holes drilled into the boards and then fanned out and glued to the inside of the board. The endbands are similarly attached to the boards. The cover is blue veg-tanned goat leather attached with modern PVA glue. The endpages are a gold, handmade paper purchased at a local craft store. The ribbons are blue silk threaded through the foredge of the cover boards and glued under the endpages.
This is a book created for Baroness Fiore Leonetta Bardi at her request.
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