Building a New Spine for a Personal Bible

This cloth bible needed a new spine but was in good shape otherwise. I reconstructed a spine and adhered the original spine over the new cloth to preserve as much of the original book as possible.  I also put on new headbands.

Restoring a Pictorial Family Register

This book needed to be pulled, guarded, and resewn.  It also needed cosmetic touch-ups on the covers, new corners and endsheets, and a new spine. I guarded every signature and resewed the book on linen tapes. Here is a corner reconstituted with paste, Japanese paper, and watercolors.  

Guarding and Sewing the Signatures of an Old Children’s Book

This book came to me with the cover boards intact, the edges badly frayed, and the joints worn and weak.  There were loose pages and the entire text block–formerly oversewn and signature-sewn–was detached from the covers. After guarding the loose pages with strips of tissue, I longstitched the signatures together and rebuilt the text block. I… Continue reading Guarding and Sewing the Signatures of an Old Children’s Book