Meetings are at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street, Hughes

Evening meetings are held at 7:30pm – 9:30pm on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Morning meetings are held 9:30am to 12:30pm on the second Saturday of March, May, July, September and November.

Meeting program for 2024:

 February 8, 2024 – Thursday

Activity –  Design thinking and bookbinding.

This short evening workshop is designed to help stimulate ideas, ways of making and thinking around this year’s bookbinding challenge: art & architecture. It will help generate ideas about both the theme and bookbinding. The workshop is designed for all levels of bookbinding skills. Come along and be challenged by using problem solving methods that spark creativity for the year ahead.

March 9, 2024 – Saturday

Activity – Tooling on leather with Foil


April 11, 2024 – Thursday

Activity – TBA


May 11, 2024 – Saturday – All Day session

Activity – Embroidery on leather

Firming up details for this activity

June 13, 2023 – Thursday

Activity –  TBA


July 13, 2024 – Saturday

Activity –  TBA


August 8, 2024 – Thursday 

AGM: Please make sure your membership is current and discuss the achievements of your Guild and what’s in store in the year ahead.

Activity – AGM followed by

  • TBA

September 9, 2023 Saturday

Activity- Blind Tooling on leather  – A technique for many binding styles be they medieval or contemporary.

October 12, 2023 – Thursday

Activity-  Making leather headbands

  • Braided leather headbands and
  • Leather headbands with a thread core

November 18, 2023 – Saturday (third Saturday as Community fair has it booked for the second Saturday)

Activity- Onlays –  Exploring   leather onlays and how to do them (hands on)


December 12, 2024- Thursday

Bind Challenge 2024 – Theme to be announced Feb 2024

Bind Challenge, pop up exhibition and talks by binders.

Who will receive the gift for participating in the 2024 challenge ? Members share their stories about the design, materials, binding style and the making of their entry in the ‘pop up’ exhibition.


Check out our dedicated Workshops page.


GUILD 24 members exhibition, Mezzanine Level, Civic Library., dates to be finalised