Victorian Bookbinders Guild

For all interested in the Art, Craft and Practice of Bookbinding                                             

Single Sheet Binding Workshop 

Presenter.   Peter Lewis of Rutherford Fine Binding 

 An great method for producing loose sheets to a durable binding with no stitching.


Bring A4 printed matter. I will bring endpapers,boards and cloth to suit.

Examples – assorted recipes, downloaded manuals, instructions, family tree, University Thesis, anything that has been printed on A4 paper.

I expect you should complete at least 1 book so bring a couple of projects if possible. The first project books will need to be CLEAN A4 sheets. 3 – 20mm for square back and 18 - 40mm thickness which can be rounded and backed. So if you could bring one in each range you will experience both methods.

 Single sheet books 2

You can bring other size books that are ‘perfect bound’ – single sheets glued with a thermoplastic,  paperbacks, manuals, magazines ect. And if time permits you may be able to bind with my jigs and complete at home.

 This is a beginners workshop subsidised by the Guild, and requires a minimum of 6 participents to proceed.

Cost is $70.00 plus  $10.00 materials payable on the day.

Registration essential registration closes 3 August 2019 . Register at the tab on right side bar.


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Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Editor, preferably by email to so that we can include your account in our next newsletter and on our website.

We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.

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Meetings & Events

Tue Jul 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting July Buy Swap and sell, AGM
Sat Jul 27 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Conservation Boxes
Sat Aug 10 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Thesis Binding 10 August 2019
Tue Aug 27 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting August Carmelite Library Joint Meeting
Tue Sep 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting Sept To Be decided
Sat Oct 12 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Britannica section
Tue Oct 22 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting October topic to be confirmed
Fri Oct 25 @12:00 -
Bind 19 Bookbinding Conference Sydney 25-27
Sat Nov 02 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Case Binding 101
Tue Nov 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting November. Binding Challenge and Breakup

Victorian Bookbinders Guild Inc.  Incorporated 1981     Registration No A2896  ABN: 97 853 169 281     PO Box 355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011