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Dieter & Philippa Rader
Dragon Press Bindery

Dragon Press Bindery is run by Dieter and Philippa Rader at their historic Cothi Valley home, where they provide services in fine hand bookbinding, book and archives conservation-restoration and letterpress printing.  Between them they have almost 70 years of experience working both independently and within major institutions.

Committed to keeping alive and passing on specialist skills and knowledge, particularly concerning traditional craft techniques, the bindery also holds tuition workshops from beginner to advanced level.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the studio and learn about materials and equipment used, as well as see some brief demonstrations of processes involved.

Studio address -




SA32 7PG

Tel:Dieter 07736 500807


    Philippa 07905 608265



Directions to studio

From the A40 at Nantgaredig, take the B4310 north toward Brechfa.  In Felingwmisaf turn sharp right (eastward) downhill after the 'Croeso/Welcome' sign then follow this lane up, down and round for 1.7 miles until you see the entrance on the right marked "Ynyswen".  The studio is in the outbuildings of the large, yellow house.  There are other routes: a postcode search locates the property exactly and online directions are reliable.

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Opening times:

July 2023

Saturday 29th     

Sunday 30th    

Monday 31st

August 2023     

Tuesday 1st      

Wednesday 2nd  

Thursday 3rd  

Friday 4th  

Saturday 5th

Sunday 6th         

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

11am - 4pm

11am - 4pm

11am - 4pm

11am - 4pm

11am - 4pm

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

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