In Shard & Shield, Ariana’s friend Ranne is a bookbinder. Tonight I needed to add a bit of activity, without repeating one of her usual procedures, and so I went off to review traditional bookbinding.
Even though I needed only a single sentence, traditional crafts are so fascinating that I ended up watching multiple videos far beyond my needs. This one I found particularly gorgeous:
The fun of research is that you get to learn so many cool things. The danger of research is that you could end up watching thirty minutes of video to write nine words.
But those nine words (in this case, about hammering folded pages) are better for it.
Check out the marbling skill in this one: