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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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July 2020

Workshop with Gillian Stewart: Painting and illustrating for endpapers and decorative papers POSTPONED

11th July 2020
Community Centre, Chester Road, Kelsall CW6 0SB, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB

This workshop will focus on the process of responding to a text block creatively to make illustrated papers. As part of the design process, we'll cover sketches and ideation, and then several methods of painting with inks, water colours and acrylic paints. These papers can be used as endpapers or book sides, and hopefully you'll leave inspired to develop your ideas at home. You'll also be talked through the process of making painted endpapers that allow the design to develop…

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11th July 2020
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION This workshop is by LEE SHEARMAN and  you can see what he does on his web site.  What will we be doing in the Village Hall at Linton?  A full sized working paper model of our Region's Chairman? Join and find out.

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September 2020

Glenn Malkin’s two day workshop on the K118 structure

12th September 2020 - 13th September 2020

The Society's Education and Training funds are sponsoring a two day workshop for us on the K118 structure with Glenn Malkin. They will be paying the Tutor's Fee and travel expenses and the hire of the community centre. It is a quarter leather book structure with a cloth-tab board attachment. In this two day workshop participants will make a book from scratch, folding and sewing the sections and lining the spine. In this case, the book is rounded but not…

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19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIA REGION   This is a TWO DAY workshop where TOM McEWAN will show how edges may be decorated in a variety of ways. You can see some of Tom's amazing work on his web pages but there are no edge decorations shown there.  What will Tom bring to Linton Village Hall?

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West Midlands: Gold Tooling Workshop – Julian Thomas

19th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 20th September 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Marden Community Centre Marden, Herefordshire HR1 3EW + Google Map

A two-day workshop with Julian Thomas MBE, conservator and bookbinder, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. The workshop is sponsored by the Society of Bookbinders under the Travelling Workshop Scheme.  There is no fee but there will be a £10 materials cost. There will be a maximum of 10 spaces.  

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October 2020

Diana Illingworth-Cook’s workshop on magnets POSTPONED

11th October 2020

Magnets offer exciting new opportunities to book artists, binders and box makers. Displayed as part of the design or discreetly hidden under covering material, they can hold things closed, or hold them open, or even keep things in place. In this workshop we will be exploring the properties of different types and sizes of magnets and their use as closures, attachments and hinges. You will make a set of samples contained in a simple wrapper box that will inspire your…

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17th October 2020
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom

EAST ANGLIA   BRIDGET WARRINGTON, a Cambridge based paper conservator, will show you how to make repairs to the very stuff of a book.  This should help you deal with examples of the type of damage shown in the illustration here.

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November 2020

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

7th November 2020

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... Tools to bring: a sharp craft-knife, large cutting mat approx. 450mm x 600mm, sharp pencil, various straight edges, 45…

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January 2021

POSTPONED-An Elegant Method of Board Reattachment – Emma Fraser

January 30 - January 31
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

February 27 - February 28
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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