Today our Bookbinding I class began the Ethiopian Binding. This book structure dating from Late Antiquity is a beautiful book with wooden boards as covers and exposed sewing at the spine. We started by sanding wooden boards outside on this gorgeous day in Aurora! (we fear that our warm days are numbered)
You can see these students focused and hard at work, perfecting their covers. We drilled holes along the spine of the covers and some students are applying stain to the wood. Next week we will be on to sewing!