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.

SUE COLLINS

The Chairman and Committee of the East Anglia region are very sad to report that our Regional Secretary, Sue Collins, died unexpectedly on Monday 29th April 2019.  Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. We would like to record here our gratitude for all the hard work Sue did over many years to help our region become the vibrant branch it is, and we will continue to work to ensure that Sue’s legacy continues.

Officers

Vacant

Secretary

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 to complete and return. Places are limited (except for the January Social and the AGM meeting) so booking is essential.

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July 2018

Various Corners

14th July 2018
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Various Corners We will work with cloth and leather and learn how to achieve the Butt Mitre, Side Tongue, Universal and Pleated Tongue as well as improving the basic overlapping corner Tutor: Alan Fitch Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fees: £15 workshop, £5 observers, plus £15 materials  

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January 2019

Regional AGM & Social Event

January 26
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom

EAST ANGLIAN REGION The day will include a Talk, Mini Traders Fair, & Member’s ‘Show & Tell’.  No formal start and finish times for this meeting. A more relaxed approach to the day than usual, with plenty of time to catch up over lovely food and drink provided by members. Also a great opportunity to purchase materials and equipment items from selections provided by suppliers, including Harmatan Leathers  and Hewit, as well as items for sale brought along by members. Start…

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March 2019

Longstitch Binding (workshop)

March 23
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Tutor: George Davidson Background: Longstitch is a technique used for sewing together the sections of a book. There are different forms of longstitch sewings. Longstitch binding does not require glue, though there are methods that utilise glue. In this workshop George will show how to make a longstitch through a slotted cover and which involves sewing each section directly through the cover where slots have been made at each sewing station. Start Time: 10.00 for 10.30 hrs Venue: Linton…

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April 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 1a Beneath the Skin, part one.

April 13
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Sections, sewing and end papers Tutor: Mark Cockram The first of six workshops on making a book.  Mark starts at the beginning..... Venue: Linton Village hall Start Time: 10.00 for 10.30 hrs Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials.  Note: if all six workshops are attended, there will be a discount.

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May 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 1b Beneath the Skin, part two.

May 18
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Rounding, backing and spine linings Tutor: Mark Cockram In Part 1, you will have made a text block and the next stage is to get this ready for putting on the boards etc to make a book. Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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June 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 1c Beneath the Skin, part three

June 15
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Board attachment, hollows and spines Tutor: Mark Cockram In Parts 1 & 2, you will have made a text block and got it ready for putting on the boards etc to make a book. Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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July 2019

National Leather Museum Visit – Event Cancelled

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EAST ANGLIAN REGION National Leather Museum  THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED This is a chance to visit the National Museum in Northampton for a tour.  Joining details etc will be published nearer the time Venue: Museum in Northampton Start Time: to be announced Fee: there will be a small fee to be announced later Date: the date is as yet not fixed - watch these event details for the final details

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September 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 2a

September 14
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Sharpening Techniques The repair or binding of a book means that many different materials have to be cut and the importance of sharp tools cannot be over-estimated.  This workshop is designed to help you keep your cutting tools as keen and sharp as possible. Tutor: Royston Haward Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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From Zero to Book, Phase 2b

September 28
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Paring Leather Leather is a wonderful material to work with but for bookwork it is often too thick.  The thinning may be done by machine or more readily by hand with sharp tools if you know how.  This workshop shows you how to pare leather by hand successfully and consistently. Tutor: Royston Haward Venue: Linton Village Hall Start Time: 10.00 hrs Members fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials    

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October 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 2c

October 19
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Covering a Half Leather Binding Use the skills you achieved in the earlier workshops to make a book with a smart half leather binding. Tutor: Royston Haward Start time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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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 we hope soon have lots of new binders raring to go.  The Bring – Show – Tell table at the New Year Social next January should be  crowded.

Turn the Page fair is 17th and 18th May, 10am to 5pm, at The Forum in Norwich city centre where Paul and Peter will be manning our stand.  Find our more.
But before this is the Symposium on 16th May in, we believe, the same venue.  More details at here.

Plus:

The Ongar Town Festival on 5th May in Budworth Hall, Ongar, from 09:45am to 5pm. Details on their Facebook page,

Plus:

Peter Whiteley will be manning a table at the Pakenham Mill Open Day on 8th September 10am to 4pm, at Pakenham Mill. There is a little more on the Mill’s website but it’s a bit out of date at present.

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.