Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

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 The Royal Show is upon us, and the Bookbinding competition will again be judged and on display. Some nice cash prizes are to be won, mostly sponsored by the Guild.

We have also a display next to the bookbinding entries, a tribute to Dr John Willis, long time member of the Guild, sometimes secretary,  bulletin editor and life member.   If you attend the show, make sure you visit the display in the Spotlight Art and Crafts Pavilion. 

On Saturday 21st the Guild will have the Spotlight Makers Bench from 10 am to 4 pm with some displays and promotions of bookbinding as a craft.   We hope this will also increase our profile, and maybe fill a few extra bookbinding classes.

Our meeting on September 24  will include the usual book clinic, and an evaluation of the book entries  at the show. We will have some pictures of the Show competition and of the tribute display for Dr John Willis. Also some book cloth in the buying scheme.  Contact Jim  if you have materials requirements to make sure I bring them along.

October Meeting will feature  a presentation on the  Society of Bookbinders Conference in  Bath,  England.  Mary Russell, our librarian,  had the opportunity to attend and will bring a report to us.

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Have you recently completed a project? Our members would love to hear about it!

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