A mature student from Ayrshire has won a prestigious international bookbinding award.
Tom McEwan from Glengarnock took the student prize in the 2006 Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition. This annual National Library of Scotland event attracts entries from all over the UK and Europe, and is now in its 14th year. Overall winner was Annette Friederich, a German based in London, for her binding of Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway.
Mr McEwan recently completed a Fine Binding course at Glasgow Metropolitan College. His binding of Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug is a visual representation of the story's central theme of encryption and decryption.
8 December 2006