Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Bookbinding Exhibition


Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd June 2019 open daily from 10.00am

Anne Weare has exhibited, taught and demonstrated the craft of Bookbinding throughout the county for many years. The 2019 June Exhibition is likely to be Anne’s last major exhibition.

There will be photographs of many bindings Anne has worked on over the years and examples of repair bindings to look at. For the 2019 exhibition Anne has focused on making new work. All work is made by hand using traditional bookbinding methods and equipment.  A large part is conservation repair binding using paper, cloth or leather. 

Work shown at the exhibition is designed and made by Anne.  The original artwork for the hand blocked designs was either created by her father or herself.

Anne trained with her late father Theo Merrett, Gloucester College of Art & Design and in the bindery of Douglas Cockerell & Son in Grantchester, Cambridge, under the tuition of Sydney Cockerell.  Both Douglas & Sydney were closely involved in the Arts & Crafts Movement.

During the exhibition Anne is happy to discuss binding options on any project you are working on, and give advice on repair bindings. 



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