Thomas Bird Mosher founded his publishing house in Portland, Maine, USA in the late 19th century where he operated a subscription-based business, providing clients with hand-bound books of high craft and design quality. In this workshop we’ll construct a facsimile version of the binding used on Mosher’s ‘Old World Series’. The binding is sewn on recessed cords with uncut edges, raised bands, French groove, no squares and a distinctive yapped fore-edge in an elongated portrait format.
Materials cost: £8
Tools list: all the usual bookbinding handtools including cutting mat, bone folder, craft knife, ruler, pencil, needle, awl, piercing cradle if you wish, PVA, glue brush, waste paper, pressing boards etc.