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Volume 35 - Spring 2013


 
 

Product & Company News

 
19th & 20th Century Decorative End Papers

Two lovely new patterns are now available in this extremely popular selection of Western European reproduction end papers, bringing the number of patterns in the range up to twenty two. The sheet size is approx 70 x 50cm (short grain) and the sheets are produced on 100gsm archival quality cream Oxford paper.

papers

papers

TS28

TS29

Prices for the range are:
single sheets - £3.30 each
for 25 sheets - £3.00 each
for 50 sheets - £2.78 each
for 100 sheets - £2.55 each
for 500 sheets - £2.33 each

The full range of decorative papers can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Special Offer Kips

We have for sale, a very limited quantity of vegetable tanned kips.

*Average Skin Size: 0.80 - 1.0m² (8.50 - 10.75 ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 80 x 50 cm
Standard Substance: 0.75 mm
Colours available: 3 shades
Grades: Run Selection II/III
Cost: £45.00 each

kips

kips

kips

Mid-Brown

Tan

Black

These special offer Kips can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

The Designer Bookbinders Competition, 2012

The J. Hewit & Sons Award for The Interesting Treatment of Leather

Winner - Jill Prole (Sussex, UK)

Book - 'The Periodic Table' by Primo Levi

"This book is covered in medium grey goatskin with a rope impression and onlaid lines of alum-tawed and coloured goatskin. The tooled lines, dots and stars are made using red and silver foil and gold leaf. The Japanese paper doublures are tooled with silver, following the trail of the impressed rope. The end bands are sewn with fine embroidery silks and the edges are sprinkled with grey, red and metallic acrylic. In the design I tried to convey the joy that Primo Levi found in chemistry which sustained him through some of the difficult times mentioned in the book."

"I originally studied bookbinding at Brighton Art College wanting a change of career and have been working in Lewes for over 20 years undertaking a wide range of work, from presentation and fine bindings to limited editions and repair and conservation. In my spare time I like to concentrate more on creative fine binding and draw inspiration from the natural world."

Our warm congratulations go to Jill. Jill is a co-founder Bookbinders of Lewes, a craft bindery in East Sussex.

New Leathers for 2013

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new leathers for 2013

Archival Dyed Suede Repair Calfskins - This leather is processed the same way as our popular Archival BV Repair Calf, however is aimed at repairing rough (sueded) calf bindings. It is matched to the dark rust colour commonly found on old bindings and in addition we have attempted to reproduce the fine dry 'nap' of old leather.

Average Skin Size: 0.80 - 1.0m² (8½ - 10.75 ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 80 x 50cm
Standard Substance: 0.75mm
Colours available: 1 shade
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £158.00 per skin

Quantity discounts are available
These Archival Dyed Suede Repair Calfskins can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

 

Sheepskin Bagpipe Leather - J. Hewit & Sons Ltd are pleased to present their Traditional White Tanned Sheepskins for the production of bagpipe bags. We have been the sole tanners in Scotland of sheepskin for the production of bagpipes for the past thirty years. Up until now this has always been on a contract tanning basis, however due to changes in the market structure we are now pleased to announce that we are now selling sheepskins for bagpipes directly to the public.

Our sheepskins are tanned using a traditional white aluminium based tanning method and the skins are then oiled with our special bagpipe recipe. Finally the skins are dried flat and softened prior to dispatch.

- This leather is available at very competitive rates. Since we already deal directly with the public, we will gladly accept orders for this leather down to one skin. We accept payment by credit card, and are delighted to send skins to any destination in the world.

Average Skin Size: 0.88² (9½²)
Approx. Cut Size: 80 x 50cm
Standard Substance: 1.3-1.7mm
Colours available: 1 shade
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £63.00 per skin

Quantity discounts are available
This Sheepskin Bagpipe Leather can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

 

Archival Repair Goat - This archivally tanned natural grain goat, manufactured using East Indian skins, is ideal for conservation, repair and restoration. It is often used for the re-backing of old sheep and goatskin bindings and upon request, can be supplied with an appropriate embossed grain. This leather is supplied dyed to a Dark Tan (R8) and is suitable for further dyeing by the binder.

Average Skin Size: 0.60 - 0.70m² (6½ - 7½ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 65 x 75 cm
Standard Substance: 1.0 mm
Colours available: Dark Tan - R8
Grades: II, III and IV

Prices for single skins:
Grade II - £102.00 per skin
Grade III - £89.00 per skin
Grade IV - £57.00 per skin

Quantity discounts are available
The Archival Repair Goat can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Old Advertisements

This is what we were advertising more than 125 years ago. Some things never change!

old ad

Both of these ads were taken from a 1888 copy of '."'".'The Bookbinder'."'".' Journal.

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glue

Animal Glues

Our two flexible glues, C1 Flex and CB4 have both been reformulated to a new and improved recipe.

The full price listings for all our adhesives and glues can be found here

 

Skin Deep - Volume 35 - Spring 2013

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