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The fabric bookmarks I make are made of various printed fabrics & tweed.  I first created a tweed one for my son in law and he was thrilled to receive it. The flower printed ones I've given to many friends and family as gifts, who are all delighted to receive such a gift. 


They make lovely gifts for anyone who loves to read, as well as students and teachers.  I have several: I use one in my diary, one in my current reading book, as well as my work folders. 



History of bookmarks 

The earliest existing bookmark dates from the 6th century AD and it is made of ornamented leather lined with vellum on the back and was attached with a leather strap to the cover of a Coptic codex,  Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.

It was found near Sakkara, Egypt, under the ruins of the monastery Apa Jeremiah.

Further earliest bookmarks and remnants of them have been found in Coptic codices dating from the 1st to the 11th century and in Carolingian codices from the 8th to the 12th century.

Bookmarks were used throughout the medieval period, consisting usually of a small parchment strip attached to the edge of folio (or a piece of cord attached to headband).

Most 19th-century bookmarks were intended for use in Bibles and prayer books and were made of ribbon, woven silk, or leather. 

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