BOOKBINDING: THE ST CUTHBERT GOSPEL (MODEL BINDING)
March 8th at 18:30 to March 11th at 13:30
The C7th manuscript copy of St John’s Gospel (the oldest European book) was buried alongside St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne around 698AD.
Make a larger version of this pocket-sized binding, sew sections together, prepare wood boards, create the design using hemp cord and pieces of leather, sew Coptic headbands, cover in leather and decorate with blind tooling.
Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell)
Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 (Materials at cost c£30)