This is fascinating. I'd love to see pictures of your projects! For my
part, the Thai-style leaf-bound scriptures have always interested me.
The Takeda you refer to is our good friend Takeda Sanjuichiro Akimasa, who
is ever-ready to help out with interesting projects like this! You're very
lucky to have him in Sylvan Glen now (although we miss him terribly!)
- Abe Akirakeiko (Stierbach)
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Jenn Prado <kaegwyn@...> wrote:
> First, I think it is wonderful that you are trying new things. It is good
> to want to learn more.
> Have you considered book binding?
> I recently did some early period book binding. I did a Japanese stab
> binding, a Chinese whirlwind scroll, an Indian pothi book, a scroll with
> bamboo ends, and an early Coptic binding. I had lots of help from Takeda
> (whose full name escapes me at the moment), who cut my bamboo and drilled
> holes for me. I really enjoyed being able to do the same type of project
> from different areas to see the similarities within the varying methods of
> binding. I feel Asian bookbinding styles are a great place to start because
> they do not require all of the tools, space, and experience needed for
> later forms and European bindings.
> Ylaire Sainte Claire
> Minister of Arts and Sciences
> Shire of Sylvan Glen
> Sent from my iPhone
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