4 thoughts on “Bookmarking Book Art – An Update to “Mending Pages”

  1. wendyfe 2019/02/28 / 15:17

    Such a great insight into the “hands” that made the book – thank you for sharing this – it is so beautiful. And a question: do you know what were the threads made of and what was used to colour them?


    • Books On Books 2019/02/28 / 16:12

      We would have to ask Oosterman or Kwakkel — as I would be guessing, too, other than that the repair occurred some time after the inscription.

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      • wendyfe 2019/02/28 / 16:19

        Thanks for taking this trouble! The work looks like simple needleweaving…maybe with linen fibres? . Colours: Several options…depends on when it was done as you said. Plus whether the maker mixed dyes/pigments or used them straight, It looks in such good shape and the work is expert…


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