Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

beginners bookbinding

  • Being a Visionary.

    It is my task, (with the help of the committee), to look at the future of the Guild, to understand the role and place of the Guild, set some action priorities as a result, and to find ways of planning to achieve those goals. The analysis has been difficult, as the complexity of the modern world and the bulldozer of technology crushes everything in its path. It has become hard to find the time and capacity to think, let alone to act.


    Tuesday 22th May 2018

    Bring along your current projects and share your progress. Bring your questions, and book problems.

    We will look at progress of some ideas for the Binding Challenge 2018.

    Visitors welcome, 

    Registrations and bookings

    Previous articles of Interest from 2017

    Marbling Papers  available from the Dobbins Collection.

    October Meeting 2017

    A Market test of a Childrens Book


    Meetings held on 4th Tuesday of the month, except November:

     September 25: History and Uses of Velum,     Presented by Beryl Black

    October 23:      Peter Lewis   Endpapers, designing, making, installing.

    November 24 (Saturday): Viewing and discussion of the Binding Challenge 2018:

    Landscapes and Legends     A retrospective of the work of Sydney Nolan.

    This date is also our end of year get together, most probably BBQ or picnic, venue and full details to be confirmed. With the election this day, we may revert to meeting on the regular evening Tuesday 27th.

    Let us know if you have a strong preference one way or the other.

    February 26, 2019: Marbling            details to be advised

  • The Guild has been invited to the Mountains of Books Fair  Fernty Creek reserve Cup weekend.

    We will join the book dealers  and present a display of bookbinding materials and techniques, with a few small tools and items for sale. We will demonstrate some basic techniques during the two days, open 10am to 4 pm.  There is  usually a queue at the door for opening on saturday.

  • Case Binding 101 is the first workshop for those considering making their own books.

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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