The Newsletter and Multiples

The Society’s monthly Newsletter brings details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures and courses. The quarterly Multiples includes articles, features, plus exhibition and book reviews.

SWE Christmas card 2020

This year’s SWE Christmas card is a special “end of centenary year” celebration designed by Simon Brett. This splendid bi-fold card, printed both sides, opens out to display across six A5 panels an array of SWE angels – some old friends from the past, and some highly contemporary. There is space on the final panel for your own message. A substantially larger card than our usual offering, these are packed in 6s and cost £7.50 per pack; for six packs (36 cards) or more, the price per pack is £6.50.

Prices include P&P for delivery within the UK. For delivery abroad, or any other query, please contact the Sales Secretary. Indicative international postal rates for two packs are: EU £5.10 (3-5 days) USA £8.15 (6-7 days) Australia £9.65 (6-7 days)
Orders will be dispatched promptly on receipt of either a cheque or a tracked electronic payment.

For more information, please download order details.

SWE 2021 Calendar

The Society of Wood Engravers’ 2021 Calendar features wood engravings from 2020 Vision, published by Nomad Letterpress to celebrate the Society’s centenary. The calendar costs £14, please add £3 P&P for one or copies, or £5 for three or more copies. For full details of how to order download SWE Calendar.

To place an order please contact Nigel Hamway.

SWE Greetings card

Winter Berries by Angie Lewin.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
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SWE-DVD-Modern British Wood Engraving

Modern British Wood Engraving: A new look at a traditional medium

The film looks at the wide application of wood engravings today including independent prints for exhibition, book illustration, fine art press and advertising.

Other contributors to the film include the author Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL, Bankside Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum. The main film is 45 minutes plus there are 10 × 10 minute conversations with ten featured artists: Neil Bousfield, Simon Brett, Harry Brockway, Chris Daunt, Anne Desmet, Edwina Ellis, John Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, Miriam Macgregor and Hilary Paynter.

To make an order by post, please write to:
SWE Treasurer, Coneygar Lodge, Quenington, Glos. GL7 5BZ

  1. Enclose a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank, made payable to: The Society of Wood Engravers for £5 per copy plus £2 p&p (UK)
  2. If ordering more than one copy, please contact our treasurer for the postage cost.

For online payment by BACS or PayPal, contact our treasurer.

For a short preview, please click on the link below to view a 2 minute trailer:

SWE Christmas card 2019

Last year’s SWE Christmas card is Drift by Sue Cave. The cards (148 x 105 mm) are blank inside for your message and are available by mail order. Please download more information here: SWE 2019 Christmas card

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SWE Christmas Card 2016

There are limited stocks of a Two Turtle Doves by Rosamund Fowler still available. The cards (sized 128 × 128mm) are blank inside.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
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SWE Archive is held at MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections holds a number of unique collections and archives relating to art and design including the institutional archive of the Society of Wood Engravers. The Archive covers the period from the Society’s foundation in 1920 and traces its development up to the present day. Already exceeding 50 boxes of material, the archive includes the minute book recording the Society’s inaugural meeting, a proof print of Eric Gill’s original design for the Society’s logo, and a near complete set of exhibition catalogues. Special Collections also holds exceptional collections of books related to wood engraving and the private papers of a number of artists who are recognised as being amongst the leading engravers of the 20th century, including John Farleigh, Peter Reddick, John Lawrence and John O’Connor.

SWE Christmas card 2015 by Judith Jaidinger

SWE Christmas Card 2015

There are limited stocks of “Boughs of Holly” by Judith Jaidinger, illustrating the carol “Deck the Halls” still available.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
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SWE NOEL poster 2015

SWE NOEL 2015 Christmas poster competition
The festive poster with a twist (or two) is still available for sale. Printed on heavy A3 sized paper, in a signed, limited edition of 100, is a composite design of 25 seasonal engravings by SWE members.
Delivered rolled in a tube at the reduced price of £8 inclusive for subscribers, saving £2.80 on postage.
Please order by email (preferred) and pay electronically by BACS or by PayPal, quoting the reference NOEL15.

Please note that the competition to identify all the engravers has now finished.

Details of foreign currency payment

It is now possible to pay the Society by using PAYPAL. You have to register with and then instruct Paypal to make a £ sterling payment to

Paypal will charge your nominated credit card or account in your local currency.

We do not accept cheques denominated in currencies other than sterling. The costs of presenting them to the bank are prohibitive, and some are not accepted at all. This costs us a lot of money each year. Paypal is a simple and secure system for those who use the internet.