Yes! That's where I got it from, at the Ann Arbor Conclave at
Kerrytown Bookfest. I don't know Mark Palkovic, but Mark, if you are
reading this, would you please contact me off list at Randy@...
I'm still working on the book. Its a monster and taking forever. Right
now I have a few more colors I am trying to obtain because I want to
experience making all of the significant colors used by medieval
manuscript artists. I also need to photograph the process of binding a
I am currently making a 2.9 inch Romanesque version of the Aberdeen
Bestiary from England which was originally made in the late 12th
century and then added to in the 13th. It will have a green leather
cover over 1/4 sawn oak boards with leather sewing supports weaving
through the boards. All 206 pages were massively reworked from the
original shots to make them presentable, and then I very carefully
went in and painted everything gold that is gold in the original book.
I'm using this fine leather on the cover so I can make a raised 3-
dimensional knotwork border. I want to have it done for the Kerrytown
Bookfest in Ann Arbor September 9. If there is time, I may carve a
bone or mammoth ivory plaque for the cover, and it will have tiny
medieval design metal clasps.
> Subject: [miniaturebooks] Material question
> A good while back I bought a bunch of the really, really thin covering
> leather from a vendor who was selling off supplies to get out of the
> business. No contact anymore.
> I didn't get the color black, and now I need some. Can anybody please
> tell me where I can find this type of leather and what it is called in
> the trade? It is strong, but so thin it can be cut with a fingernail.
> Thank you,
> Randy Asplund
> Facebook: "Randy Asplund, Artist"
> Maker of Medieval books and
> Illustrator of Science Fiction & Fantasy
> (734) 663-0954
> 2101 S. Circle Dr.
> Ann Arbor, MI 48103 USA
Facebook: "Randy Asplund, Artist"
Maker of Medieval books and
Illustrator of Science Fiction & Fantasy
2101 S. Circle Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 USA
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