January 2013

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







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.