Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
It's been a while but, like the Jedi, we have returned. And we're striking back like The Empire (not that Shepherds is an Empire at all!). Just wanted to get back in touch with everybody to let you know that there have been a few minor changes at the store.
Firstly, want to say a fond farewell and big thanks to our now former Retail Manager, William McCracken, who is moving on to brand-spanking-new pastures in Worcester where he's currently setting up the British Leg of The Japanese Paper Place. We'll still be working closely with him to continue bringing you all the best in Japanese Fine Art & Decorative Paper. Good luck the ol' boy!!! Have a look at what he's up to here:
From now Riikka Kassinen and Matthew Phillips are now the store managers & Joe Dixon is heading up our (very nearly ready to go) courses at the Southampton Row Branch. As has always been the case though, all the staff will be more than happy to help with knowledge, support and advice wherever they can.
Have you checked out our 'RED HOT SUMMER SALE"? No? Well, during the month of August we have reduced many items in our favourite crimson shades to celebrate all the heat and sunburn that everybody has been enjoying (up to now at least). Get over to the site to get some incredible bargains before the end of August which includes paper, portfolios, bookcloth, brushes, leather, etc...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We are absolutely delighted to be supporting renowned London bookbinder Kathy Abbot's fabulous new book "Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide".
The launch is to be held at Shepherds Falkiners, 76 Southampton Row on February 16th at 6.30pm until 8pm. If you wish to attend please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited so be quick!
Kathy Abbot - Bookbinding, A Step-By-Step Guide
The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition. It has developed through the ages and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or an established bookbinder wishing to refresh your memory, this practical book introduces the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photographs. It explains how to transform a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of. For the more experienced, the author also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings.
Topics include:· Single-section bindings; paperback and hardback· Multi-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and wrap-around structure· Containers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case
160 pages, 300 colour phtographs