Architecture, Bookbinding, and Embroidery – Bookish Talk with Hannah Brown
We invited a British bookbinder Hannah Brown to discuss two of her projects. The first one is a binding with architectural motifs she made several years ago. The other is a board she recently made for a Designer Bookbinders’ project.
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00:00 – Beginning
00:30 – Architecture and Bookbinding. “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798.”
03:15 – What’s a board?
05:01 – From an image to the binding’s design, to making a board for Designer Bookbinders
08:24 – The use of embroidery in design bindings
09:44 – What was first for Hannah, embroidery or bookbinding?
10:42 – Embroidery on leather
11:54 – Sewing machine for working with leather
13:47 – Embroidery in the Medieval bookbinding
14:19 – Other bookbinders who do embroidery on their bindings
15:33 – Making wooden boxes for bindings
17:45 – Are there any plans to continue the project in the future?
19:45 – Is it harder to bind a book in an embroidered leather?
23:14 – Using polymer threads
24:24 – Making books that last for centuries
24:58 – Where is the binding now?
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