Regions  |  East Anglia

 

The East Anglian region covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The East Anglia meetings base is Linton Village Hall in Coles Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS. See individual event entries for start times. Meetings usually finish between 3:30pm and 4:00 pm.

Refreshments are provided but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee is charged for each member attending meetings except the January social and the AGM taking place before the talk and demonstration in March. There is an additional charge for materials provided for workshop activities. Members may attend just as observers. Non-members are always welcome if places permit.

Please email the Meetings Secretary for more information and to book places. Places are limited so booking is essential.

 


23 January 2016
Social and Mini-Suppliers Fair
No formal start and finish times for this meeting. There will be a more relaxed approach to the day than usual, with plenty of time to catch up over lovely food and drink provided by members. Also a great opportunity to purchase materials and equipment from selections provided by Hewit, Harmatan and Payhembury, as well as items for sale brought along by members.

Arrive anytime from 10:30 am. We’ll sit down for lunch at about 12:30pm. We’ll lock up the hall by 4:00 pm.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


12 March 2016
Annual General Meeting and Talk
Our regional AGM is followed by a talk from our special guest, Sarah Bryant. Sarah will tell us about her company, Big Jump Press. In the afternoon she will demonstrate the Drum Leaf binding style. This structure is made up of single folded folios attached so that only the front sides are visible, great for artists and photographers dealing with single-sided sheets.

10:00am for 10:30 start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)



16 April 2016
Brush Up Your Basics 1 (workshop)
A new addition to our programme this year. This is the first of two “basics” demonstration workshops. Experts will demonstrate and explain the principles of sewing, edge decoration, endpapers and endbands. Time allowing, there will be opportunities to carry out aspects of the skills.

10:00am for 10:30 start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


20 April 2016
Wimpole Hall: National Trust property (visit)
We will have a private tour of the Book Room with Library Curator Yvonne Lewis. She will tell us about the history of the library and the recent book conservation project.

10:00am for 10:25 prompt.

Venue:
Wimpole Hall
Arrington
Royston
Cambridgeshire
SG8 0BW
(map)

 


14 May 2016
Martin Frost: Fore-edge Painting (workshop)
Martin will demonstrate the technique of fore-edge painting. This is where the page block is fanned and an image applied to the stepped surface. Martin will provide us with gilt-edged bookblocks that we will decorate following his expert instruction. The image will disappear when the book is closed and reappear when it is fanned again.

9:30am for 10:00 start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


8 June 2016
Clays Book Production Works (visit)
This evening visit to Clays book production works is an opportunity to see a modern bindery producing books on an industrial scale.

4:30pm for 5:00pm start.

Venue:
Clays Ltd
Popson Street
Bungay
Suffolk
NR35 1ED
(map)

 


18 June 2016
Nicky Oliver: Box-in-a-Day (workshop)
Nicky will demonstrate how to make a box, including how she gets the measurements to be able to cut pieces accurately. We will then be given prepared packs of materials to assemble, line and cover a box. Please note, this is a great taster workshop. The limited time available means that we won’t be able produce a box tailored to an individual book.

9:30am for 10:00am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


16 July 2016
Brush up Your Basics 2 (workshop)
The second of two “basics” demonstration workshops. Experts will demonstrate and explain the principles of bookbinding skills identified by members. Time allowing, there will be opportunities to carry out aspects of the skills.

10:00am for 10:30am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


10 September 2016
Royston Hayward: Knife Sharpening (workshop)
Royston will show us how to sharpen our tools and keep them in tip-top condition for leather paring.

10:00am for 10:30am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
(map)

 


8 October 2016
Benjamin Elbel: Onion Skin Binding (workshop)
Ben will take us through the sequence of scores, folds and gluing steps involved in this very attractive binding style. We will then make the binding using prepared packs of materials.

9:30am for 10:00am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)


Chairman
Dr Paul Garcia
6 Westgate Terrace
Westgate Street
Long Melford
Suffolk
CO10 9DW
contact
Secretary
Sue Collins
Milestone
Chelmsford Road
High Ongar
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9NX
contact
Treasurer
John Mellerio
Croft House
Bridge Street
Witham
Essex
CM8 1BT
contact
     
Meetings Secretary
Linda Missing
'Coppers'
Main Road
Great Leighs
Essex
CM3 1NR
contact
   

The Single Fold is the East Anglian region's newsletter. It is distributed 3 times a year with the SoB's National Newsletter. The latest edition can be viewed or downloaded here (PDF).