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Sollas Bookbinding

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I run a small artisan bookbinding studio in North Uist. I love adhering to traditional bookbinding techniques whilst at the same time exploring and developing new approaches to binding books. I place my work firmly in the context of the island world that sourrounds me, working with the colours, fabrics and materials present here including sand from local beaches, fish netting, rubber gloves and other beach finds as well as leather and beautiful Hebridean Tweed. In my artist papers I play with rock, water and seaweed patterns whilst the very process of making these papers with the melting of wax with ink and dyes echoes the melting of sediments in the formation of rocks defining the Uist shore line and the fluid movements and patterns of the underwater shore.

The joy of bookbinding is the wide variety of work that fills every day in the studio:

- Books and boxes made to order and for sale in my small studio shop
- Artist books and papers
- Bespoke commissions of books, boxes or presentation portfolios
- Repair and rebinding of old and new books
- One-to-one or group workshop tuition in different bookbinding and box making techniques
- Book kits with everything in them to make a book yourself

I love living and working in North Uist, and it is not just the materials, patterns and colours of my surroundings that find their way into my work but the way of life itself. As one of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, North Uist has many visitors throughout the year and a number of them love to explore their creativity during their stay in bespoke 1-2-1, 1-2-2- or small group workshops which have become an integral part to the work I do as a bookbinder. And if you are looking for a place to stay not far from the studio, we have a cosy wee pod right next door which can be booked through my website.


Bookbinding and box making


Location info

Sollas Bookbinding

12A Grenitote, North Uist. HS6 5BP

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Normal opening times

Monday to Friday 9am til 3pm

Parking available?


Disabled access?


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