Sutton has been binding and repairing books since 1971,
learning first of all from Ian Ross at the old Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes). She is the current chairman of the Birmingham branch of the Society
of Bookbinders, and the Society's national conference organiser.
Photo: Angela Lloyd-James
Angela Sutton taught bookbinding at South Worcestershire College (formerly Malvern Hills College) in Malvern for many years, and also at Urchfont Manor in Wiltshire until its closure by the County Council in 2012.
She is also one of the tutors on the residential bookbinding courses at Dillington House (click for website) near Ilminster in Somerset, which are held three to four times a year, lasting from one day to four full days.
Angela Sutton’s bindery is in Malvern, Worcestershire, and she will arrange personalised tuition here to suit individual requirements, either for single students or for groups of up to four people. A group of friends may come together, or someone may give a friend a day’s bookbinding tuition as a birthday present. Please email Angela Sutton for details.
Book or CD ROM
Angela Sutton has produced a manual of bookbinding instructions, Bookbinding in Pictures. This is designed to be used by beginners working at home on their own. It is available in book or CD form through PayPal and by post to anywhere in the world.
"In clarity of instruction
this is the best beginners’ book
to come out in years." Sandy Cohen,
US Guild of Bookworkers
Click the image above for further details, reviews, comments and PayPal link.
YOUR BOOKS RESTORED
The original state of the
book below, Hooker's Works, can be seen on the Case Studies page. The box in the picture was made by Malcolm Hopper, one of Angela Sutton's students at South Worcestershire College.
Click on the image below
for photographic and
of Angela Sutton's
book repair work.
THIS SITE FEATURES SLIMMED
DOWN VERSIONS OF THE CASE STUDIES AND TECHNIQUES PAGES WITH FEWER
PICTURES AND WITHOUT AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATIONS.
Sutton accepts work from all over the world. Contact
details may be found on the Contact page
of this site. The page also features links to affiliated
websites, including that of Peter Bryenton,
whose pictures, extracted from Angela Sutton's CD ROM, Bookbinding in Pictures, adorn the Techniques page.
Click the image below for a 2-page PDF featuring Angela Sutton's work to restore a set of 19th century biblical commentary.
The finished book is superb. Honestly, what an exquisite job you’ve made of it – what a comsummate craftsperson you are. Truly Angie I’m over the moon. Jan Hargreaves
The Techniques page
includes technical overviews of several bookbinding and book
repair processes. These overviews demonstrate the depth
of expertise and the loving care that Angela
Sutton applies to
The information is presented in audio-visual
form by Angela Sutton, with
informative photographs by Peter Bryenton.