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
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
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
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
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
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 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”.