Volume 33 - Spring 2012


Product & Company News


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The Designer Bookbinders Competition, 2011

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

Winner - Paul Henry (Surrey, UK)

Book - 'The Songlines' by Bruce Chatwin

'The inspiration for the design came from using the idea of the "spot and dot" paintings of the Aborigines, which tell a story about journeys. I had some naturally tanned split hide with a slightly rough surface which was perfect for the sand , and the spots were inlaid from lots of different leather scraps in various sizes and colours, but I tried to use natural colours.'

'As the book was primary a tale of travel, the idea of a tacket journal seemed to fit very well as the binding structure, each two sections were sewn through the same paired stations, and through a loose leather spot as well to maintain the idea of the journeying tale.A protective card endpaper with an extra flap helps to keep the fore edge clean. The long strap on the journal binding is a very traditional closure and fitted in the idea of a book to be thrown into a back pack whilst walking in the Outback.'

'The bag was made from Aborigine printed fabric from Bathurst Island, sourced directly from a protective settlement and work place'

Our warm congratulations go to Paul. More examples of his beautiful work (and not only bindings!) can be found on his web site at www.paulhenrydesign.com.

7" Long-Pointed Bone Folder



This new and exclusive 7" Long-Pointed Bonefolder has just arrived in stock.

Price: £2.61 each

This new tool may be purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Tacking Iron Tip

tacking iron tip


Just recently added to our range, this solid brass, flat Tacking Iron Tip is 35mm in length and is designed to be used with the Foil Master Finishing Tool.

Price: £5.20 each

This new tool may be purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Dry Cleaning Sponge


Just come in to stock, but with limited availability, we have 12 of these Dry Cleaning Sponges for sale.


Only £5.95

The sponge is now sold out

(subject to shipping charges and VAT where applicable)

Society of Bookbinders Journal 2011


Alan Fitch: Forwarded but Not Yet Finished
Arthur Green: A Springback Stationery Binding
Arthur Green and Hannah Brown: SoB International Competition 2011
Lester Capon: High Church
Samantha Elliot: The Vanishing Act or Foredge Painting
Ann Tomalak: Preserving Tomorrow's Past
Raymond Bennett: Foxing
Recent Bindings: Paul Delrue, Derek Hood, David Sellars


Only £18.00

This new journal may be ordered Online - Click Here


(subject to shipping charges where applicable)


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