Events & Courses

All events are subject to change, particularly the workshop nights. Please check this page regularly to ensure that the details of an event you are interested in attending have not changed.

The Guild offers a range of course nights at a small cost for materials. These are held on Monday nights at McDougall House, and cater for both members and non-members. These courses are a great way to start your bookbinding, and are run on a regular basis. The courses run as a progressive series, so attending a number of them will help your skills, as a range of different binding styles and techniques are demonstrated over a number of nights or weekends.

Check the list of events below to see when the next courses will be run. However, the courses often have waitlists. If you cannot make a course that you have booked for, please contact the Secretary so that someone else may take up the place.

Evening courses are at McDougall House in Como, off Clydesdale Street and start at 6:00pm, going through to 9:00pm each evening. Weekend courses are done at the Roleystone Family Centre on Wygonda Road in Roleystone, and start at 9:00 am and go through to 4:00pm. You must register in order to attend, as places are very limited. Payments are made either by direct funds transfer before the course starts, or by cash at the start of the course.

For details of the courses themselves, see our page on classes.

Boxes 2 Course

Date: 

Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. This is a new course for 2018, and you will make a box-in-a-box, as well as learning a number of decorative techniques. The dates are 25th and 26th of August. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is currently full, but if you wish to be waitlisted email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

This is the only Boxes 2 making course being offered in 2018. No previous experience is necessary.

August 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, August 27th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

This is also the night when we have our miniature book competition. To qualify for this, a book must function as a book, as well as be no greater than 65mm on any side. There is no minimum requirement.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

Perth Royal Show, 2018

Date: 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, September 29th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The Perth Royal Show offers the Bookbinders Guild one of the very few opportunities to show off the quality and scope of our work. This year the display of the competition will be at the Ellie Eaton Pavilion.

The Show runs for an entire week, so there are plenty of opportunities to get down there and see the Bookbinders display.

For full details, refer to the Royal Agricultural Society's website.

September 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, September 24th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

October 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, October 29th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

This meeting is the first one held after the annual Perth Royal Show, and we take this opportunity to get the judges opinion on all of the entries from Guild members, as well as allowing members the first, and sometimes last, look at most of the entries.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

Bradel Binding Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, November 4th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. The dates are 3rd and 4th of November. Payment is made at the beginning of the workshop.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to the waitlist for the course,, as it is currently full. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

This is the only Bradel workshop being offered in 2018. It is new in 2018. Having some previous experience at traditional bookbinding will be helpful when doing this workshop. 

November 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, November 26th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

The last meeting for the year is also our box making competition night.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.