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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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November 2020

Arthur Green’s workshop on how to make a drop-back box POSTPONED

November 7

The hybrid drop-back box takes the best from two well established box making methods; the 'all-in-one' and the case method. During this workshop, you will make and cover a cloth drop-back box. For expediency, all the parts will be pre-cut, but Arthur will guide you through the method and rational behind its construction. For more information on the subject, see... http://www.greensbooks.co.uk/2017/09/28/a-cloth-covered-drop-back-box/ Tools to bring: a sharp craft-knife, large cutting mat approx. 450mm x 600mm, sharp pencil, various straight edges, 45…

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December 2020

Christmas Party

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stoke St Mary Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, Somerset TA3 5BY + Google Map

Time to eat, drink and be merry and socialise with your fellow members.

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January 2021

POSTPONED-An Elegant Method of Board Reattachment – Emma Fraser

30th January 2021 - 31st January 2021
Wellcome Collection,  183 Euston Roa
London , London NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021 One of the most common problems the book conservator encounters are detached boards and consequently there are a variety of methods for their reattachment.  My method was designed for use on tight back bindings where one or more of the boards are detached but the spine and sewing is intact.  The method is relatively quick and provides a strong physical attachment without excessive interference with original material or the functionality…

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February 2021

POSTPONED – An Introduction to Islamic Bindings Kristine Rose-Beers

27th February 2021 - 28th February 2021
George Bayntun, Manvers Street
Bath, Bath BA1 1JW United Kingdom
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Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop series 2021 This workshop will introduce the Islamic binding structure. Participants will make a model of an Islamic book, drawing on structural features from historic exemplars. Twined chevron-patterned endbands will be sewn, and various decoration techniques will be used to ornament the covers, including the application of gold. Participants will look at the development and transmission of both structural and decorative features from Islamic to European binding traditions, and compare different structural elements such as cover-to-text-block attachment, types of board…

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April 2021

Colour, Texture and Pattern on Book Cloth – Ruth Brown

10th April 2021 - 11th April 2021
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

24th April 2021 - 25th April 2021
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

15th May 2021 - 16th May 2021
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

5th June 2021 - 6th June 2021
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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