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Bookbinding Tools

I’m mad about my tools. Either I’m looking for new ones, or looking for some storage solution for them. When I first came to Ireland 9 years ago (time has flown!), I left most of my clothes and shoes at home to make room for my books, photo albums and…craft tools. Among these tools is my set of screw drivers from when when I worked in Manila in 2000, bought from a street seller in Binondo. In the last 17 years I’ve moved places, left Manila and moved back home with my parents in Mindanao, then later moved in my apartment in town, and eventually left the Philippines to move all the way to Europe, still with my box of trusty screw drivers travelling along. I have more than screw drivers now to be honest, because one cannot have enough hobbies. True story.

Moving on, I’m pleased to announce I am stocking some basic bookbinding tools in the shop. If you know someone who loves bookbinding or is interested to learn, please share. It’s a limited stock, pop me a message if you need more than what’s listed.

Thank you, have a lovely week! xx

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Coptic Binding Workshop – Manila and General Santos


I have the dates finally for the workshops! I would have wanted to hold the Manila workshop in the weekend, but that is not possible due to time constraints, I’m only there for a very short holiday. (I am hoping this won’t be the last time though, and be able to arrange the dates much better the next time!)

If you’re interested in attending, please fill in and submit contact form below. I will send a paypal invoice and confirm your place via email, as well as venue details. If you prefer another payment option, please let me know.

There is a welcome pack for all participants with materials to make your own coptic-bound journal. For the first 5 to book their places, there’s an additional  special package from me. Watch the blog for photos soon. And lastly, please note deadline of booking is on the 31st of May. I will need the final number of participants to confirm my bookings for the venue. Again, many many thanks!

Looking forward to meet with you for an afternoon of bookbinding!