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Kathy Abbot’s workshop on endbands

18th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hand-sewn end-bands form both a functional and decorative element to many types of bindings.

On this one-day workshop, Kathy Abbott will talk about and show different types of endbands.  She will demonstrate how to sew a ‘free-style’ multi-coloured end-band with matching front bead, before you try it for yourself on your own book.

Materials cost: £1 for the cores.

Please bring with you: a paperback book or a blank book to practice sewing the endband on, finishing press or equivalent, masking tape, pack of darning needles size 5-9, thimble, small, sharp nail/embroidery scissors, scalpel with 10a blade, steel rule,  cutting mat, pair of spring-loaded dividers, pack of mini Post-it™ notes, a dressmakers pin, silk threads (either 40/3 gauge, or even better, 100/3 which is thinner) in as many colours as you would like to use (at least three colours).

Two pieces of scrap board (millboard or grey board) to put either side of the book-block, EVA or Reversible PVA glue (small amount), small flat hog-hair brush (around 0.5–1cm wide)


* If your eyesight is bad, you may need to bring magnifying glasses/visor with you.



18th May 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sue Wood
07974 709664


Community Centre Kelsall
Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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