Greetings all. 

February Open Bindery had a small class with the introductory booking, techniques and making a case bound notebook.  Visitors to the open bindery at the same time but able to assist in some ideas for how to approach some projects.

February  Members meeting was a great start for the year, marbling, barbeque and a combined visit  of Papermakers of Victoria. Lively discussion, some take home  products, and an enjoyable buz of activity.





 March 14, no bookings,

Clunes Booktown. 25-26 March .

We have a stand in the Bluestone Church, with demonstrations displays of bindings , tools , and we hope to contact those who might be interested. Drop in if you are in the area. 

If you wish to assist on the stand please give me a call, many hands make light work, and at the moment we are short a few hands.


I (Jim ) will have a bookstall next door with a mighty downsize of my personal library, so say hello there as well. An eclectic mix of history, Australiana, cultures, novels and bookbinding. 

March  28

Open bindery 2-5pm Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book so we are sure of what might be required to set up.

Evening  is our Members meeting, 7pm  Report on Clunes, planning for the year, book clinic, equipment for sale, and members projects to show. Doesnt matter if your works are are in progress, we enjoy the process as much as the completed projects.  Call me if you have a specific topic to share, so we can assist if needed.


We hope to have  2 workshops in April but seem to have problem with venue availability and participants availability. and public holidays.

Case binding Introductory class.  Introducing tools, materials , and techniques in making  a case  notebook.   $70.00 inc materials.  9-5pm   Date can be altered to suit and some requests for a saturday. ( 15/22/29?)

A single day making a simple case bound notebook.  Jim will be the presenter.
Aim: To make a stitched, cloth bound notebook.
Outcome. The student should be able to learn the basic skills of paper selection, paper folding, stitching, and glueing. Cutting of boards, selection of cloth, assembly of the complete book.
Cost $70.00, max class size 6. Booking is essential. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested and we will try to match up some times.

Library Binding with Peter Lewis.  A durable binding intended to take hard work, rounded back. Some experience needed. Tuesday/Wednesday  11/12 April or 25/26 April. Bookings essential, small class size, $140.00 inc materials.  


Open Bindery 9th Bookings Required

Open Bindery, 2-5pm 23rd. 

7-9pm Members meeting and  Visiting speaker for the evening to be announced.

Looking Ahead,

Bookbinding conference (Bind 23) in Brisbane
The Queensland Bookbinders' Guild is hosting "Bind 23" Conference on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2023 at the University of Queensland Campus, St Lucia.
Their patrons, Dominic Riley and Michael Burke, as well as many other international and Australian masters will be speaking as well as offering workshops in the time leading up to and immediately following the conference.

Keep an eye on their website for further information

We may have specialist tutors from overseas in the week 11-15 July. More details to follow. 


 Do you want a special something, workshop, demonstration, equipment?   Doyou have something special to add to a meeting or program? Is there something missing you really want to see? As always give me a call preferable email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.