Sister Marie Grunke sewing books at her bench.
CELTIC RECYLCED PAPER BOOKS
Available in three sizes, printed in black, sewn on black tapes or red oxide, sewn on unbleached tapes.
"..This Hand Bound Book is made from Recycled New Zealand Paper. It is hand sewn with unbleached thread, on strong tapes forming ties at the foredge. This style is a variation of the Sixth Century Monastic Tradition of Saint Benedict and carried on in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the Nineteenth Century by William Morris."
Magic Wallet 235 x 160 A5 $30.00 CMW
Small book 170 x 120 A6 (124 pages) $36.00 CS
Medium book 235 x 170 A5 (124 pages) $45.00 CM
Large book 330 x 235 A4 (124 pages) $54.00 CL
Thick book 170 x 120 A6 (332 pages) $90.00 CTB
"...This Hand Bound Book is made from Recycled Kraft Paper. Sheets are folded into sections and sewn on Irish Linen thread around strong leather thongs. This is reminiscent of very early bindings originating in the Benedictine cloisters and revived in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the Nineteenth Century by William Morris.
His Art and Philosophy live on and to celebrate Morris' aspirations I have chosen an original wallpaper designed by him, printed by Sanderson & Co., London."
Acid-free paper version available
THE 'GREEN' BOOK
(available in most colours)
"..This Hand Bound Book is made from Recycled Kraft Paper or Acid Free Paper. Sheets are folded into sections and sewn with Irish Linen thread. This style of binding has become popular with publishers since the 1830's when book cloth was first invented. Then, as now, no synthetic materials were used.
This book was made by Hand in my Bindery in Oamaru's Historic Precinct with an awareness of sound ecological values in contrast to the market forces of the consumer age."
100% Recycled Paper
Small only 170 x 120 A6 (128 pages) $59.00 GBK
Acid Free Paper option
Small only 170 x x120 A6 (128 pages) $69.00 GBA
Front cover impressed wood-block options:
Sixth Century BC Ukrainian patterns, vertical or horizontal; impressed woodcut by Victoria McIntosh
O'Brien Celtic-knot pattern by the binder.
"..This Hand Bound Book is made from Recycled Kraft Paper. Sheets are folded into sections and sewn with Irish linen thread around strong leather thongs. The boards are covered in Kraft Paper depicting simpler technologies of an earlier age.
This book was constructed in my bindery in Oamaru's Historic Precinct in empathy with the Victorian Arts and Crafts Movement."
Recycled paper; exposed sewing
Small 170 x 105 A6 (124 pages) $30.00 VHS
Medium 235 x 160 A5 (124 pages) $50.00 VHM
All my books include a 'blurb' describing materials, construction and philosophy (as above).
Mini 112 x 80 A7 (124 pages) $32.00 MRMi
Small 170 x 120 A6 (124 pages) $54.00 MRS
Medium 235 x 170 A5 (124 pages) $68.00 MRM
Large 330 x 235 A4 (124 pages) $82.00 MRL