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The Ox Bindery - Benjamin van de Wetering and Ineke Scholte

Benjamin is a hand bookbinder and conservator in books, paper and parchment and engaged with conservation and traditional binding. Together with his wife Ineke they have set up the conservation and fine and design studio in South County Sligo. Benjamin is an ICRI  accredited conservator and works for national and local authorities and private clients. Ineke, a former teacher, creates unique craft and design books in a variety of sizes and shapes. (Piggelmeebooks). The Ox Bindery is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland

We offer three bookbinding courses from different historical periods, one beginners, one intermediate and one advanced.
New to bookbinding? Then start with our beginners course Industrial Revolution.
For the Intermediate course Merchants and Tradesmen previous experience is required. 
For the advanced  course Printing Presses and Private Collectors, you need to have followed one of the two other courses.

The bookbinding courses are held in the Ox Bindery set in the rural tranquility of the Ox Mountains, where participants can step away from the hustle and bustle of daily live and tiptoe back in time to recreate bindings from past periods. Lunches are included in each course and a 'Bed in Barn' self catering accommodation is available.

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