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Dieter & Philippa Räder
Dragon Press Bindery

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Dragon Press Bindery is run by Dieter and Philippa Räder 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

Dieter: 07736 500807

Philippa: 07905 608265



Directions to studio

From the A40 at Nantgaredig take the B4310 north towards Brechfa. In Felingwmisaf, turn sharp right downhill shortly after passing the “Croeso/Welcome” sign. Follow this lane up, down and round for 1.7 miles until you see the gateway on the right marked “Ynyswen” and “Dragon Press Bindery”. Drive in and park on the left before the yellow house; the studio is in outbuildings to the rear. Do not go into the farm next door. There are other routes: online/app directions to the postcode are reliable.

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Opening times:

July 2024

Saturday 27th                 

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10am - 5pm   

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11am - 4pm

11am - 4pm

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

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