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UPCOMING EVENTS ACROSS THE UK IN DATE ORDER

This page details all Society of Bookbinders upcoming events across the UK.
To narrow down your search, please visit your local Region page for events specific to your region, but remember the International Bookbinding Competition and our Conferences and Seminars are national and indeed international.
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April 2021

Colour, Texture and Pattern on Book Cloth – Ruth Brown

April 10 - April 11
Urban Studio North Eccles, Manchester + Google Map

Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop series 2021 The cover is the reader’s first contact with a book and I really enjoy using my textile skills to try and create a covering that truly reflects the content of the book  On this course we will be using a wide range of techniques to make marks, texture and patterns on fabric which we will then convert to book cloth. We will experiment with mono-printing, screen printing and numerous ways…

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Fill that page! A bookbinder’s guide to creative design practice – Sue Doggett

April 24 - April 25
Brighton Junction, 35 New England Street
Brighton, Brighton BN1 4GQ United Kingdom
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Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021 Dig out your paint boxes, coloured pencils, inks and messy materials for a weekend of practical, experimental creative work.  Explore how to approach that blank piece of paper and the beginnings of a design. This weekend course will give you a range of techniques to try out and will challenge you to fill that page. For those who wish to develop their paper into pages, there will be further discussion…

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May 2021

Beginning Tooling – Dieter Räder

May 15 - May 16
Dragon Press Bindery, Dragon Press Bindery
Highworth, Swindon SN6 7PP United Kingdom
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Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop series 2021  This workshop will teach participants the fundamental techniques of hand tooling on leather. Suitable for those with no experience, it also offers a thorough refresher course for anyone wanting to gain confidence in their finishing. Starting with practice boards and dummy bookblocks, we will go step-by-step through the stages of preparation, blind tooling and tooling with gold leaf, including design ideas and tips. The use of foils and various alternative materials…

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June 2021

Deluxe Full-Leather Notebook – Tom McEwan

June 5 - June 6
Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour St
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PZ United Kingdom
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Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021 This binding style was derived and adapted from an original, early Victorian pocket  notebook.  The structure has several interesting features, including laminated boards which are sculpted and shaped to create a faceted, angular appearance.   The page edges have a deckled/uncut finish and endpapers are of marbled paper typical of the period. Endbands are leather over core.  The inclusion of raised bands, embossed and tooled boards finished with leather ties all…

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