In Focus this week we ask Dieter Räder a few questions about his career. Dieter will be presenting at the Bind19 Conference in Sydney this October. Before the conference Dieter will be teaching in Canberra and in Sydney after the conference, click on the links to reserve your place but be quick as there are only a few spots left. In Sydney Dieter will be teaching the Edelpappband binding which is a very precise German binding using very small amounts of leather and is a terrific introduction to working with leather. Dieter is a charming teacher and an excellent binder with enormous attention to detail so this class should be brilliant! In Canberra Dieter will be teaching the Leather entry Slip Case and if you combine that with Philippa’s Chemise you will be equipped to house your best binding in the most elegant and protective fashion. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about Dieter in the following paragraphs. Continue Reading
This week In Focus we talk to Philippa Räder, the head of the Queen’s bindery in Windsor Castle. You can also read Philippa’s bio here. This year in conjunction with the Bind19 Australian BookbindingConference Philippa will be teaching in Sydney and in Canberra as well as presenting at the conference. I wouldn’t miss this one at the conference, if you haven’t booked your tickets get moving! If you are interested in her classes the spaces are very limited and filling up fast so be quick! Please enjoy our interview.Continue Reading
Last time I attended the Society of Bookbinders Conference in England I had the great pleasure of sitting right between Bernard Middleton and Don Etherington. Bernard was a lovely and generous man and I was extremely saddened to hear the news of his death last week. Please read this tribute to his life and contribution to bookbinding from the Society of Bookbinders President Dominic Riley.