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How to Bind the Nag Hammadi Codex (Bookbinding Tutorials) Margaret Woods

How to Bind the Nag Hammadi Codex (Bookbinding Tutorials)

Margaret Woods

Published June 25th 2011
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This tutorial is suitable for anyone with general craft skills in measuring, cutting, sewing, etc.The design and pattern for this book is based on the ‘Nag Hammadi’ codices. These ancient gnostic texts were discovered in Egypt in 1945 near the small village of that name.I have not attempted to make an historically accurate facsimile. Instead I have tried to create a book with the ‘flavour’ of the originals. My interest lies in adopting and adapting old binding methods to make artistic and useful contemporary books.The original books were fairly large, about 29 x 18 cm (11.5 x 7 ins) and would have taken a whole hide of goat or sheep to make. I decided to use about half a shoulder of vegetable tanned calf skin and make my book about a quarter of the size: around 12 x 10 cm (5 x 4 ins).The book is sewn with direct tacketing which means you can undo the sewing and replace the paper quite easily.The tutorial is fully illustrated with templates, and over 100 photographs and diagrams.Other tutorials by Marcade Arts Press:How to Make the Teeny-Tiny Peek-a-Boo Book PendantMake a Painted Leather Journal with Mediaeval SewingMediaeval Book, with Handmade Faux Parchment CoversHow to Make Hedi Kyles Blizzard Book with Hard Cover and TiesHow to Make the Folded Fan Origami Book with Soft CoverHow to Make Hedi Kyles Blizzard Book with Leather CoverHow to Make a Photo Album with SlipcaseMake a Teeny, Tiny, Love Blizzard BOOK in Masu BoxHow to Make a Leather Journal with Keith Smiths Coil Spring Sewing