Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

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  • Australian National Bookbinders Conference 2019

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    Bind19 - Early bird pricing

    Buy tickets before 1st April 2019 and get NSW Guild Members pricing! The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders is presenting a 2.5 day bookbinding conference which will take place in Sydney from 25 – 27 October 2019, coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders.

    The conference will explore contemporary and traditional bookbinding structures and design as well as restoration techniques. In the weeks before and after the conference there will be  workshops available taught by key presenters from the conference. We would like to engage your members/customers to see if they would like to attend. Sydney weather is great in October, so it is a wonderful time to visit.  Can you please pass on this information and encourage anyone interested to sign up to our mailing list on our website. 
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    The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders is presenting a 2.5 day bookbinding conference which will take place in Sydney from 25 – 27 October 2019, coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders.

    The conference will explore contemporary and traditional bookbinding structures and design as well as restoration techniques. In the weeks before and after the conference there will be  workshops available taught by key presenters from the conference.

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  • the mistake over hot tools burned leather


    A full leather copy of; The Perfume of Books,  by Erika Mordek,  a book on old bindings, so it deserves a full leather binding with a Cambridge Panel, a trade binding pattern from the late 1700's..  But  during the blind tooling an overhot tool burns the leather.

  • The Bread and Cheese Club Tuesday 26th at 7pm
    A great time hearing to what appears to be one of the early forms of The Modern Men's shed. Some history, discussion, book clinic, historical items to review, 4 new members, 2 visitors swelled the numbers and a great atmosphere.
  • Made a book but no label? Now is your chance to plan a label, and come along a make the label with either cloth, paper or some leather. Check out the additions to the post at the bottom of the file

  • The August 2018 Guild gathering was an interactive presentation on book structure critique, facilitated by Julian Renard.  Julian has been professionally involved with books most of his life, and has particular interests in rare books and fine bindings. 

  • I will again host an open bindery Thursday evenings  through May 2019. 

  • Galleries of pictures, some with captions, some with attached articles, some just to browse.

    From the archives

  • Have you received your newsletter either by regular mail  or by email?

    We have received a number of payments for membership by direct deposit with no reference. It may mean you have been moved to the in arrears list for the newsletter.

    Or it may mean we haven't registered properly your new membership. Th new online system has some difficulties of use and communication.  Send the treasurer an email if you think you may be in this category.

    Or it may mean no funds have ben received for membership renewal. I am sure the treasurer will be delighted to receive your emails and funds. Many thanks.

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    Conference 2019brings an exciting change of venue for us, giving you a chance to visit the ancient Roman City of Bath.

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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