Volume 41 - Spring 2016


Product & Company News

Archival Map Support Cotton

Support Cotton

The first of two, brand new materials has just arrived in to stock. It is a 100% cotton fabric, principally made to support valuable documents and maps printed on paper. It is a natural unbleached cotton, available in wide width for larger maps on 50 metre x 1520mm rolls.

0-49 metres - £7.20/metre
50-249 metres - £6.12/metre
250-499 metres - £5.76/metre
500-999 metres - £5.40/metre
1000+ metres - £5.04/metre

A pure linen version will be available in February 2016.

This new material may be viewed and purchased here.

Repair Linen

Repair Linen

New to the market, a 100% linen fabric. At 183gsm, it is a natural unbleached linen, which has been de-sized and scoured to remove impurities from weaving and then assisted with a neutrally PH adjusted compound that is not water resistant. This fabric is suitable for long-term conservation repair. Available on 25 metre x 800mm rolls.

0-24 metres - £18.00/metre
25-124 metres - £15.30/metre
125-249 metres - £14.40/metre
250-499 metres - £13.50/metre
500+ metres - £12.60/metre

This new material may be viewed and purchased here.

Glacé Kid

Glace Kid

Glacé Kid is a chrome-tanned soft leather with an extremely glossy, shiny finish. Its softness and pliability lends itself perfectly to shoe and small leathergoods production.

Average Skin Size: 0.23 - 0.46m² (2½ - 5ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 40 x 43cm
Standard Substance: 0.8mm
Colours available: Black
Sizes: Small 0.23 - 0.37m² (2½ - 4ft²) and Large 0.34 - 0.46m² (4 - 5ft²)

Prices for single skins:
Small - £19.00 per skin
Large - £22.00 per skin

Glacé Kid may be viewed and purchased here.

Society of Bookbinders Journal 2015


Dominic Riley: Let the Games Begin!
Maureen Duke: Kalahari Kaskenades
SoB International Competition 2015
Abigail Bainbridge: Protecting a Slim Volume
Michael Kelly: The King'."'".'s Grave
Isobel Griffin and Claire Thompson: Conservation of the Glenmason Manuscript
Jan Zimmerlich: Woven Structure Binding
Anne Roberts: '."'".'Keep at it Lass!'."'".' - An Interview with Ann Tout
Recent Bindings: Kathy Abbott, Yehuda Miklaf and Lori Sauer


Only £18.00

This new journal may be ordered Online - Click Here


(subject to shipping charges where applicable)

Bargain Basement

We are pleased to announce that we have just added to our 'Bargain Basement', an exciting selection of Special Offer Leathers.

These items are selling very quickly, but those remaining may be viewed and purchased here.

Chamois Matt Buckram

We are pleased to introduce our latest arrival, the new Chamois range. Chamois Buckram has a matt visual, giving the finished item a classic, luxurious look and feel. This, combined with the excellent abrasion resistance and stain protection makes it perfect for today'."'".'s market. Chamois is a premium covering material, exuding quality, and guaranteed to give the final product the luxury feel. Chamois Buckram is suitable for hand and machine binding, blind blocking, decorative foil blocking and stitching.

Chamois is available in 7 stunning shades on a roll width of 1040mm.

0-49 metres - £8.99/metre
50-249 metres - £6.91/metre
250+ metres - £6.63/metre





5501 - Denim Blue

5502 - Pine Green

5503 - Graphite Grey

5504 - Jet Black





5505 - White

5506 - Tan

5507 - Red


Chamois Matt Buckram can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to shipping and VAT where applicable)

The Designer Bookbinders Competition, 2015

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

Winner - Kaori Maki

Book - Princes and Castles - The Legacy of Thirteenth Century Wales by J. Beverley Smith

Our warm congratulations go to Kaori.


Skin Deep - Volume 41 - Spring 2016

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