Renate Mesmer 2014

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Renate Mesmer 2014

SKU: ST144
$48.00

The Traditional Medieval Girdle Book: Making a Model

2014 - Las Vegas, NV


The Traditional Medieval Girdle Book: Making a Model

2014 - Las Vegas, NV

The traditional medieval girdle book has an extended covering of soft leather often ending with a Turk’s Head knot. The book was bound in this way so the knot could be tucked under a girdle or belt and the book swung up for reading. Renate’s presentation starts with a brief introduction into the history and variations of the girdle book. Her demonstration includes how to prepare a textblock for this binding, sewing endbands, preparing and attaching the wooden boards, paring the skin for covering, making the Turk’s Head knot as a finish on the extended covering and attaching a pair of simple brass clasps.