Volume 47 - Spring 2019


Product & Company News

Society of Bookbinders Journal 2018


Ann-Marie Miller: Conserving Parchment Stationery Bindings
Paul Johnson: The Pop-up Carousel Book
Anne Roberts: Riebau'."'".'s Apprentice
Gwendoline Lemée: A Beautiful Book Brought Back to Life
Consuela Metzger: Stationery Bindings
David Pinniger: Bookworms: Fact and Fiction
Dee La Vardera: Bound by Veterans
Julia J Smith: What Can Bindings Tell Us About Literature
Roger Green: The Double Book or Dos-à-Dos


Only £18.00

This new journal may be ordered Online - Click Here

(subject to shipping charges where applicable)

Italian Marble Papers

Italian Papers

.... are back in stock. There are 9 stunning designs in this range of hand marbled, antiqued-finished papers. The papers, all of which have traditional European designs, are hand polished with Beeswax, reminiscent of late 19th traditional papers. The sheet size is approx 70 x 50cm (short grain). The sheets are produced from 90gsm archivally buffered (acid-free) laid paper.

Singles - £12.75/sheet
25 to 49 sheets - £12.00/sheet
50 to 99 sheets - £11.63/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £11.25/sheet
500+ sheets - £10.88/sheet

The papers may be ordered online - Click Here

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The Designer Bookbinders Competition, 2018

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

Winner - Yuko Matsuno

Book - Fifty-one Poems by Mary Webb

Our warm congratulations go to Yuko.

Social Media

In addition to our regular Facebook and occasional Twitter postings, we are very happy to advise that we are now on Instagram. We would be delighted for you to follow us at these links:

Facebook - hewitonline

Instagram - jhewitsons

Twitter - hewitonline

Scharf-Fix Leather Paring Machine


We are very pleased to advise that with the help of the manufacturer, we are now able to offer the Scharf-Fix at a much reduced price.

A simple device without complicated mechanisms or motors. It allows the paring of leather to become a simple routine. Edge-paring and corners are a 'breeze' to undertake and as it is also so precise, preparing onlays and inlays become easy tasks. It can also cope with handling large areas of leather. The machine is provided with 3 roller-cylinders of different widths - 4, 8 and 12mm to make it capable of paring even narrow pieces. The patented mechanism of the Scharf-Fix automatically makes the knife stay in the chosen position, so there is no need for time consuming readjustments.

New (Reduced) Price: £285.00 each

This machine may be purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)


Skin Deep - Volume 47 - Spring 2019

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