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Volume 30 - Autumn 2010


 
 

Product & Company News

 
E-Tutorials

Two new downloadable tutorials in this ongoing series

Two new downloadable tutorials in this ongoing series are now available to purchase and download.

Make a Painted Leather Journal with Mediaeval Sewing
Full instructions for making and painting a pocket-sized leather journal or notebook using 'Langstitch/Kettenstitch' Sewing - £6.90

How to Make Hedi Kyle's Blizzard Book with Hard Cover and Ties
This variation of the 'Blizzard' Binding makes a lovely photo album or memory book. It has a sturdy construction and the pages are removable. The book can be tied with ribbon or tape - £5.40

How to Make a Photo Album with Slipcase
Hedi Kyle's Blizzard Binding is ideal for this little photo album with slipcase. This detailed tutorial has clear instructions, extra information pages and full-size templates, including a Christmas design - £5.40

How to Sew a Mediaeval Book, with Faux Parchment Covers
This is the second tutorial in the Mediaeval Series. It explains in detail how to sew a version of a parchment-covered book made in Estonia in 1539 - £6.90

These new E-Tutorials may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Italian Marble Papers

italian papers

There are 9 designs in this beautiful range of stunning Italian hand Marbled, antiqued finished papers. The papers, all of which have traditional European designs, are hand polished with beeswax, reminiscent of late 19th traditional papers. The sheet size is approx 50 x 70cm (long grain). The sheets are produced from 90gsm archivally buffered (acid-free) laid paper.

Prices:
Singles - £10.63/sheet
5 to 49 sheets - £10.00/sheet
50 to 99 sheets - £9.69/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £9.38/sheet
500+ sheets - £9.06/sheet

These new papers may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Brockman Marble Papers

brockman papers

A lovely new range of marble papers from Louise Brockman is now available. In the range are 7 beautiful shell patterns. The sheet size is 50 x 75cm (long grain) - 120gsm.

Prices:
Singles - £7.65/sheet
25 to 49 sheets - £7.20/sheet
50 to 99 sheets - £6.98/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £6.75/sheet
500+ sheets - £6.53/sheet

These new papers may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Bookbinding in Pictures

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A CD ROM by Angela Sutton, with photography by Peter Bryenton

Published by Pantothen Books

Bookbinding in Pictures is a working guide to the processes used in bookbinding. It is illustrated with over 500 photographs showing step-by-step the methods, equipment and materials used in rebinding and repairing books.

Complete beginners will be able to acquire the basic knowledge needed to use more advance manuals without having to attend a class. Prospective book artists will see how a book should be constructed if it is to function properly as a basis for their future work.

The work is published on a CD ROM and is designed to be read on screen, with the pages scrolling straight down and with the pictures beside the text. Readers who prefer a paper copy can print out whichever pages are relevant, using a home printer.

Price: £17.00 each

This new CD ROM may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Scharf-Fix 2000 Paring Machine

paring machine

We are now stocking this very popular, essential and easy to use piece of equipment. A simple device without complicated mechanisms or motors. It allows the paring of leather to become a simple routine. Edge-paring and corners are a 'breeze' to undertake and as it is also so precise, preparing onlays and inlays become easy tasks. It can also cope with handling large areas of leather. The machine is provided with 3 roller-cylinders of different widths - 4, 8 and 12mm to make it capable of paring even narrow pieces. The patented mechanism of the Scharf-Fix 2000 automatically makes the knife stay in the chosen position, so there is no need for time consuming readjustments.

Price: £264.00 each

This new machine may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Picures from the Move

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One of our three shaving machines, stripped back and ready to move.

 

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Will it fit through the door....?

 

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Almost there.....

 

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... and its out!

 

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A tanyard drum, dismantled, on its side and ready to move

 

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Dismantling our dust extraction unit to take to the new building

 

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One of the small dye drums begins its journey

 

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a shaving machine motor.....

 

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......and then there'."'".'s the shaving machine itself

 

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fixing the chains.....

 

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..... securely.....

 

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..... and its on the low-loader

 

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So many bits and pieces to move

 

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One of many loads ready to make the journey to Livingston

 

And it was all going so well, until.....

A few more photos from the move or ......

...... the story of Mostardini, our 17 tonne oversized and overweight embossing press who really did not want to be left behind at Currie

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He can'."'".'t go through the door, so the roof will need to come off.

 

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We'."'".'ll need to shift those supports......

 

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A nip there......

 

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A tuck there......

 

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......and a hefty crane and loader to pull him out.

 

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...... and he'."'".'s out

 

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And now the lift

 

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17 tonnes up and over the shed......

 

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......and on to the low-loader

 

Skin Deep - Volume 30 - Autumn 2010

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