Illustration: Embroidered velvet cover of a Bible, 1583. "In many ways embellishment is the ultimate tool of the decorator. It can be seen, with some degree of accuracy, as the heart and soul of the decorative world. To understand and accept embellishment is to understand and accept decoration." Embroidered Velvet, Embroidered Bookbinding, English Embroidered, Book Binding, Bookbinding Class, Elizabethan Bookbinding, Queens Elizabeth, Embroidered Book Covers, Embroidery Art
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Glorious; I always wonder what such a beautiful, old book might contain. The amazing thing about a closed book is the existence of infinite possibility within its pages - it could say anything and hold forgotten knowledge and hidden secrets. And you do not know until you look inside.