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Monográ Artists' Books and Multiples PRINTERESTING paperblog étapes Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmaking : Step by step through a simple print Design: 8:30 AM ~ : The first step is of course to create the design. This print is very simple, and was easily sketched in a few minutes, with a drafting pen on plain white paper. Registration marks: 8:40 AM: Once the 'sen-gaki' (outline drawing) is ready, the location of the registration marks is carefully drawn in. They appear here at the bottom of the drawing, with the corner mark at the left side - this orientation will be reversed when the hanshita (the block copy) is pasted face-down on the woodblock later. Preparing the 'hanshita' (the block copy): 8:45 AM: It would be possible to simply paste this sheet of paper face down on the block and start carving, but I much prefer using a thin Japanese paper. Pasting the hanshita: Back from the copy shop, and ready to paste the copied hanshita down. Pasting the hanshita: Down goes the hanshita (face down) , still attached to its backing sheet. Key block carving: 10:00 AM ~ The carving begins. Time for lunch!

TOP 10 COPTIC STITCH BINDING TUTORIALS ON THE INTERNET Ok, so the title might be a little misleading… we’ve actually crammed in 18 of the best Coptic Stitch (also known as the Chain Stitch or Coptic Sewing) book binding instructions and tutorials we could find on the web, along with a collection of video tutorials and many coptic-stitch related resources (PDF’s, Stitching Patterns, Photo Galleries etc) for you to get stuck in to – it took us a while to put this together but we hope it serves as a good resource for some of you out there. If you’ve got any suggestions for additional sites/resources we can include on this page then please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. We have also prepared several other collections for you: For those a little unsure about what a the Coptic Stitch style actually is, we’ll give you a little intro: Coptic Binding by Henry Hebert Originally the coptic binding process was used by early Christians in Egypt (the Copts) some 2000 years ago and hence its name. #1 – Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial

Seven Roads Gallery of Book Trade Labels The CatalogueA | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | MN | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z Explore the Collection (Geographical, Topical & Contributors' Pages) Anyone who handles old books will have come across these small and sometimes beautiful labels pasted discreetly (more or less) into the endpapers. Booksellers, binders, printers, publishers, importers, and distributors of books used to advertise in this way their part in bringing the book to market. This collection began with labels found in our own books, but now it is mainly a virtual collection -- each entry is digitally scanned from books found in the excellent research library to which we repair in our spare time. User note: Images here (and in the thematic pages) link to the label in the alphabetical catalog. I found this in an old volume of Samuel Coleridge's poetry ... This beautiful 1840s label of Frederick Smith Adnams, a bookseller of Newbury, England, comes courtesy of Robert G. Bibliography: Links: