SOCIAL EVENT & AGM 2022
8th January 2022
EAST ANGLIAN REGION
Annual Social Event and AGM 2022
Philippa Räder – Demonstration – Victorian Folder
This event seems to have become an established one and each year more people attend.
From 10.30 hrs the event starts with the short AGM. Then it get really interesting! there will be a mini traders fair, including Harmatan Leathers with some special bargains, and a members Show and Tell display – do bring some of your recent work to enliven things.
There will not be the traditional Jacob’s Join lunch this year because of Covid regulations.
If you can attend please let the Meeting Secretary know.
Philippa Räder’s Demonstration – Victorian Folder
Within the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle is a large collection of correspondence to Queen Victoria from her prime ministers and senior officials. Letters were originally pasted into blank letter books but, presumably because this format hindered retrieval of individual documents, towards the end of Victoria’s life the pages were cut out and the bindings repurposed into distinctive three-flap folders. These securely contained the loose contents while maintaining visual continuity of ‘proper’ books on the shelf. Thereafter, folders were purpose-made to the same pattern.
Drawing on her conservation-restoration treatment of the folders and research into their construction, Philippa will demonstrate how to recreate one of these robust yet elegant enclosures.
See article in Bookbinder Vol 34, 2020