Volume 55 - Spring 2023


Product & Company News

Celebrating 200 years

This year, we are celebrating our 200th anniversary!. Started in 1823 by Thomas Hewit, we've lasted to become one of the oldest operating family businesses in Scotland, now in its seventh generation.

To read more about our history, please visit or Company History.

Leathergoods Goatskin


Our new Leathergood Goatskin, is a mixed mimosa/tara vegetable tanned leather. Aniline dyed in the drum, with no finish. This beautifully soft, naturally grained leather will work perfectly for many leathergoods applications.

Average Skin Size: 0.60 - 0.67m² (6½ - 7½ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 68 x 57cm
Standard Substance: 1.2mm
Colours available: Black, Blue, Brown, Green & Red
Grades: Run Selection

This new leather range may be purchased online by clicking here

New Premium Paring Knives

We have added two knives to our Paring Knife range. The new Premium Mini Paring Knives which come either left or right-handed and a Premium right-Handed Paring Knife. Both are highly polished and are resistant to tarnishing and oxidisation.


Premium Mini Paring Knives



Premium Paring Knife

These new knives and other knives in our range may be purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

Society of Bookbinders Journal 2022


Su Blackwell: All Cut Up
Hannah Brown | Lori Sauer | Robert Llewellyn: The Bindery
An Interview with Rosie Gray: The Black Cat Bindery SoB International Competition 2022
Joanne Wilson: The Johnson Family Business Lena Krämer: Fish Parchment
Edward Cheese: Problems & Possibilities
Keira McKee: Conservation of the Historia de Tlaxcala
Jim Oliver: The life of an Artisan
Annette Friedrich: Video Reviews - Restoring Antiquarian Leather Bindings


Only £18.00

This new journal may be ordered Online - Click Here

(subject to shipping charges where applicable)



J Hewit & Sons employee of the month and every month, passed peacefully.

On Friday 3rd March, Saffy passed away peacefully at home with Marius (Mo).

She never missed a day at our Livingston warehouse, eagerly coming in to work every morning with Mo. She was loved and fussed over by her Hewit family, our customers and delivery drivers. She will be deeply missed.




Rest in peace Saffy


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