The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery

For over 10 years, The Vespiary has offered book conservation services, custom binding, handmade books, and education to the people and institutions of Montana. In our modern era, Audra still believes in the importance of connection with the tangible, and loves making custom books and journals that her clients will treasure for years to come. All items are made by hand, utilizing basic hand tools like needle and thread, bone folders, awls, and cobbler’s hammers, in addition to century-old cast-iron equipment such as nipping presses, guillotines, and job backers.

Artist in Residence

Audra will be demonstrating the construction of a few different styles of books from start to finish, including the traditional French-stitch codex, and the popular medieval leather longstitch.

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