East Anglia

East Anglia
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East Anglia - Vast and Flat

The Wash to the Thames, Shoe and Leather centre to the Seaside. Wide open skies over flat fenland to busy conurbations. From high tech to pretty ‘wool’ villages, our Region draws members from seven counties. We are fortunate to include amongst them both skilled traditional book binders and clever designer book artists. Our workshops are held in the rough epicentre of the Region at Linton, just east of Cambridge, with several small groups meeting to work together at binderies all over the area. At various locations across the Region courses are on offer, which cater for both the beginner and improver led by talented teachers of all types of our craft.

Officers

John Mellerio

Treasurer

Fiona Wagstaff

Meeting Secretary

Events

The East Anglia meetings base is Linton Village Hall in Coles Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS. See individual event entries for start times. Meetings usually finish between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Tea and coffee are provided but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee is charged for those attending workshops, either as participants or observers. In addition, there is usually a charge for materials provided for workshop activities. Non-members are always welcome if places permit but the fee is higher.

Please email the Meetings Secretary for more information or download the workshop booking form for 2020 to complete and return. Places are limited (except for the January Social / AGM meeting) so booking is essential.

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January 2020

Social Event and AGM 2020

January 25
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Annual Social Event and AGM 2020 This event seems to have become an established one and each year more people attend. From 10.30 hrs the event starts with coffee and then 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.  Lunch will be a Jacob's Join…

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March 2020

Nag Hammadi Codex Binding

March 28 - March 29
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Nag Hammadi Codex Binding  2020 This is a two day weekend workshop with Michael Burke. The San Francisco  Centre for the Book says this about Nag Hammadi codices:  they take their name from the Egyptian village where, in 1945, a clay pot containing 13 ancient books was discovered. These books are the earliest extant codex bindings ever found—1800 years old—and were found in remarkably good condition. The workshop shows you how to make such a binding.

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April 2020

Paper Making

April 25
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION PAPER MAKING   Binders work with paper most of the time but how many know where it comes from or even know how it is made?  Mandy Brannan will, in this workshop, get participants making their own wonderful paper.

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May 2020

Drum Leaf Binding

May 16
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION DRUM LEAF BINDING Mark Cochram is no stranger to Linton Village Hall and his return will be welcomed. The San Francisco Centre for the Book says; The drum leaf binding, developed by bookbinder and artist, Tim Ely, is an adhesive book structure made up of single folios attached back to back. Similar in make-up to a children’s “board book,” it utilizes minimal amounts of adhesive, avoiding issues of expansion and contraction. Only one side of each folio…

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June 2020

FOIL and GOLD LEAF 2020

June 20
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Practice, they say, makes perfect but you have to start somewhere.... This workshop with DOUG MITCHELL is aimed to set you off in the right direction.

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July 2020

POP-UP STRUCTURES and PAPER ENGINEERING 2020

July 11
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

EDGE DECORATION 2020

September 19 - September 20
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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October 2020

PAPER REPAIR 2020

October 17
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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PDF versions of Single Fold, the East Anglian region’s newsletter are now available in the Members’ Login – see the link in the footer.


We are pleased to report we have gained some new members this year so far.

With the programme of workshops in the Region going from paper to finished book last year, we hope this years programme will encourage us all to new procedures and bigger and better projects.  Will we see any at the Social Event on the Bring – Show – Tell table later this month.

 

 

In our part of EAR we voted the best card a Secret Santa one from a binding colleague – the photo shows the “card” shut and then “open” when Santa’s secret was no more.  Only 110 mm tall, this Santa should be at the  Bring- Show – Tell table at the Social Gathering.  Got any interesting seasonal bindings to show?

 

 

Turn the Page fair is 15th and 16th May 2020, 10am to 5pm, at The Forum in Norwich city centre where Paul and Peter will be manning our stand.  Find our more.

Although at this stage P and P have not quite decided what the exhibit might be, it will probably show some binding activity like sewing a text block.
Any East Anglian members who want to come along and lend a hand for a while would be most welcome – no  need to make any advance arrangements, just turn up (with biscuits if possible).

 

 

Saturday 23 March saw the first workshop of 2019 at Linton Village Hall with George Davidson showing us how to make a longstitch binding.  The photo is not so much a Where’s Wally? but Where’s George?  He must be in there somewhere.

 

 

Saturday 19 October 2019 saw the final workshop in the series From Zero to Book with tutor Royston Hayward.  This was Royston’s third ‘shop in the series and the photos below give a good idea of the final day.

Royston demonstrates one of his many tips.

Tips put into practice.