Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Malory is Completed

The two volumes of Malory are completed, title added in gold and generally satisfactory. This is the first leather binding I have done from scratch.
Note the cords!! The spine has cords integrated with the sewing and then the boards are laced on with the same cords. This is a very substantial binding.
The endpapers are also blue. I am nearly finished binding Chris Fletcher's book. Today the split boards were integrated and need to dry in the press. In a few days, the cover including new marbled paper will be put on. This is a so-called library binding because the book is so large and heavy. In between times today, I did a repair job on an old copy of David Copperfield. It is dated 1866. I have taken off the covers and spine which are in good condition - just not attached to the book! I have done a minor strengthening of the cover spine and removed all the gunk on  the textblock spine. Once all the glue has dried, I will replace the spine and then add the cover. Should not take very long.
I am working hard tying on the ghost warp but it is slow. I have done more than two thirds. It should be finished by the weekend. 

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.