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2023 Bookbinding Events

Posted on 02/02/2023   by    What's On What's New

Hi folks,
Cali here from Andersen’s bindery. It has certainly been a while since I managed to correspond with you. I am so excited for the year to come. There are so many great bookbinding events coming up. We are starting with some classes in book repair at the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders with the extremely knowledgeable Karen Vidler (Karen & Nicky Oliver have a fabulous booklet available here on board attachment). Then in June the “Dynamic Duo” are back, that’s right, Dominic Riley and Michael Burke are coming out from England again after a busy schedule of teaching around England and over at the San Francisco Centre for the Book. We are hosting them at Andersen’s Bindery and at the NSW Guild. Then in July the Queensland Guild are hosting Bind23 at the University of Queensland. The conferences are always fun and informative and of course you can enjoy the opportunity of seeing & touching the goodies for sale on the trade tables where all your favorite suppliers will gather to show off their products. So many bookbinding opportunities in the coming months!

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Glaire and other news

Posted on 02/23/2022   by    What's On What's New

Well, what a time to be alive. I hope that you have been finding time to work on your bookbinding. We have been busy here even when we were locked down. Orders have been rushing in, most popular have been our kits, Long stitch binding, Japanese binding & of course the Deluxe Kit is a favourite paired with Kathy Abbott’s book for a fantastic gift.

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New Products

Posted on 04/27/2021   by    What's On What's New

We have added a great deal to our product range lately, here are just a few to wet the appetite.

We have received a nice collection of second-hand tools for re-sale, they are sold “as is” so take a look at the printed impressions we have provided to get a good idea of the imprint for finishing tools. There are also some lovely type holders, both newer and older versions. I have a soft spot for the old tools, I love the feeling of history, thinking of who may have worked with a tool and where that may have been.Continue Reading

International Competition – Designer Bookbinders

Posted on 04/16/2021   by    What's On What's New

Have you heard of the Designer Bookbinders society in England? Along with the Society of Bookbinders and the Guild of Book Workers it is one of the foremost groups devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding. Designer Bookbinders began over fifty years ago and runs regular exhibitions and competitions. They are dedicated to the encouraging the highest standards in bookbinding. Its membership includes some incredibly talented and highly regarded makers in the fields of fine bookbinding, book arts and artists’ books, each with a passion for presenting the bound text as a unique art object, encompassing text, structure, illustration, print and paper. Since 2009 Designer Bookbinders have had an International Competition where impeccable technique, individuality and innovation are highly regarded and encouraged.Continue Reading

The Straight Edge

Posted on 12/03/2019   by    What's On What's New

Hooray! You asked for it and we got it. The steel straight edge is finally here. We have been meaning to stock these for some time and the number of students in the recent classes held here and at the NSW Guild who asked us to get them in just gave us the push we needed.Continue Reading

The Festival of the Book

Posted on 11/27/2019   by    What's On What's New

Well the Australian Bookbinding Conference, Bind 19 is over and was a great success. The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders did a fantastic job organising the conference. The venue was beautiful, right on the water and even the food was great. The speakers/presenters were all wonderful and all of us in the trade room had a fabulous time. The courses which we held both before and after the conference went very well too and the feedback was excellent!Continue Reading

Bind 19

Posted on 08/29/2019   by    What's On What's New

Wow! I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. We are getting really excited about the Bind 19 Conference and all the amazing classes associated with that. If you don’t already have your tickets click on the link above and grab them now! You won’t regret it.Continue Reading

New Products

Posted on 08/12/2019   by    What's On What's New

Well it has been a busy month and I have been a bit slow with the blog update. I am pleased to announce a few new items in store. We are now stocking Elephant paper, Efalin paper (coming in the next week or two), large handled awls, some new book cloths, cane toad skins and bank note paper.Continue Reading

Best Glue Pot Ever

Posted on 02/15/2019   by    What's On What's New

Frustrated with not being able to clean my old glue pot out properly. I started the search for the perfect glue pot. I wanted something that had all of these qualities;Continue Reading

Welcome to the Bookbinding Australia Blog Spot

Posted on 01/25/2019   by    What's On What's New

Welcome to the Bookbinding Australia blog where we will share with you some “Tips & Tricks” picked up over the years from various bookbinders. We will get up close and personal with some of the world’s bookbinding legends and amazing talents in our “In Focus” section and we will share some of our fabulous products and upcoming courses in “What’s On What’s New”.

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