Books, Paper and Parchment Conservation Fine and Design Binding
Welcome to the Ox Bindery, situated in the heart of the Ox Mountains in the North West of Ireland. We, Benjamin van de Wetering and Ineke Scholte, are specialized in the hand bound book be it conserving the old or creating a new.
Benjamin is as a trained hand bookbinder and conservator in books, paper and parchment in the Netherlands engaged with conservation and traditional binding. He works for national and local authorities and private clients as well. Ineke concentrates herself on the decorative and funny side of the handbound book. She creates unique craft and desing books in a variety of sizes and shapes which can be seen on our Piggelmee website.
The tranquillity of this scenic area is reflected in our work: time and attention for each item that is conserved or bound. Using traditional techniques and modern insights, we conserve centuries-old books, parchment and paper based documents, as well as creating new books for future generations. Archives; educational, church and public libraries and private collectors can avail of the opportunity to have their collections and collectables assessed, conserved and preserved for the future.
On this website you will find information on conservation, illustrated with photographs of conservation treatment. Furthermore you will find useful information on save keeping and handling of your objects on the preservation pages. If you have a piece or collection that is in need of conservation treatment or a particular binding requirement, we offer a free initial personal consultation. Use the client login as guest and you will find a sample of a conservation report.
On the Fine and Design Binding pages you find an overview of new created books bound following traditional methods. Have also a look at our Piggelmee books.and discover books that can't be confined to shelves.
If there are any queries feel free to fill in a query form or to contact us.