Gabrielle Fox

Cincinnati, Ohio 
Fox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Writing from the University of Cincinnati. She later studied bookbinding in England at the Guildford College of Technology receiving a diploma in Fine Binding and Conservation, and since has worked and taught in the United Kingdom and in the United States. She is author of The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books.

Example Binding: 
Wendell Berry. 
Sabbaths 2002
Wood Engravings by Wesley Bates.
Monterey, Kentucky: Larkspur Press, 2004.

Full dark green and alum-tawed goatskin dyed with gold and palladium leaf and colored foil tooling. The center page is endpapers laminated together with foil tooling. Head colored and gilded center pleat in the binding and the center page. Sewn with colored silk.

Design Description: 
Full dark brown goatskin with insets of parchment manuscripts, and onlays of native dyed goatskin with blind and gold tooling. Full leather endpapers produced using the same techniques would complement the front and bottom boards. The endbands would be of embroidered silk. Sewn on linen tapes with linen thread and the boards laced-on. The design is a combination of elements such as doors, windows, corners, nature and writing and is influenced by the etchings in this edition.

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Gabrielle Fox