3 years ago


The Scotland region was founded in the early 1980s and has members spread over the Scottish mainland & the islands. Meetings are held in various places so that the inevitable travelling is reduced as far as possible. Members meet every two months or thereabouts and have a social gathering at Christmas. The AGM is generally held during February. Anyone with an interest in bookbinding is most welcome to join, and we are delighted to have enquiries from people new to bookbinding.


Gillian Stewart


Helen McBrearty



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Long Stitch Binding 1-day Workshop

online via Zoom

In this one day workshop we will produce simple card covers and create multiple different patterns of long stitch. This is a wonderful adhesive free structure that can create a...

Drum Leaf Binding Workshop

online via Zoom

In this full day workshop you will create a drum leaf binding with Bradel style covers. You will receive a kit with all the relevant materials and will be shown...

Conservation Enclosures

Southern Bookcrafts Club, Winchester

Conservation housing and enclosures are an essential weapon in the preservation armoury.  This two-day course will cover various types of conservation enclosures, such as phase wrappers and their variations, archival...

Vellum Binding with Kathy Abbott

Brittons Ash Community Hall, Bridgewater Road,
Bathpool,, Taunton TA2 8FT United Kingdom

During this two-day course, you will learn how to make a blank book with a vellum 'Clip-on-cover Binding' - one of the structures devised by Kathy for her work with...



Funding Opportunities:

QEST – grants between £5,000 – £18,000 for makers demonstrating excellence in British Craft. Various deadlines throughout the year

Heritage Craft Association – various grants for makers practising endangered crafts. Usually opens around February

The Printing Charity Print Futures Award – Grants for people aged 18 – 30 to get training. Opens early each year

The Princes Trust – small grants between £175 – £250 for young people 18-30 starting up a business or seeking training

Creative Scotland – open funding available for sustained large projects that involve creative practice and engage the community

The Book Trade Charity – grant of up to £1500 for those related to the book trade.  Could be for training, equipment cost, rent

Maureen Duke Award – £2000 granted by the Society of Bookbinders to allow a professional bookbinder to gain further trianing

Designer Bookbinders Bursary – granted to members of DB to attend masterclasses. Email the secretary for an application form and more information