David Borbeau

Easthampton, Massachusetts
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, David Borbeau trained with Arno Werner in Pittsfield from 1972 to 1974. David lives, works and teaches in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where he opened the Thistle Bindery in 1975.

Craft Guild of Dallas Special Mention for Technical Innovation

Example Binding: 
The Holy Bible, 
Revised Standard Edition.
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.

Half leather "panel binding" of green goatskin with central panels of needlepoint. Full gilt edges.

Design Description: 
Half leather "panel binding" of red Nigerian goatskin sewn on eight raised cords. Slightly concave central panels of gold lamé linen bordered by aluminum molding and black leather. Carved and gilt fleuron recessed in front panel.


David Borbeau example binding


David Borbeau design proposal

David Borbeau