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Deluxe Full-Leather Notebook – Tom McEwan

June 5 - June 6

Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021

This binding style was derived and adapted from an original, early Victorian pocket  notebook.  The structure has several interesting features, including laminated boards which are sculpted and shaped to create a faceted, angular appearance.   The page edges have a deckled/uncut finish and endpapers are of marbled paper typical of the period.

Endbands are leather over core.  The inclusion of raised bands, embossed and tooled boards finished with leather ties all contribute to a highly tactile, visually striking but elegant binding.

The materials charge for this workshop will be £15.00 per student, to be paid to Tom during the workshop.

Tom is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow College of Building and Printing.  He has won several bookbinding awards including the National Library of Scotland’s Soutar prize in 2006 &2007, the SoB John Coleman Award in 2011 and the Designer Bookbinders Mansfield Medal in 2012 & 2013. 

In 2014 he was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. 

Examples of his work are held in public and private collections in the UK, Europe and USA.


Booking opens 1st October 2020. Information to follow. 

Venue address: Harbour Arts Centre, Harbour St, IrvineKA12 8PZ, Scotland


June 5
June 6


Tom McEwan


Harbour Arts Centre
114-116 Harbour St
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PZ United Kingdom
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