North Wales & North West

North Wales & North West
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Join us at Kelsall for meetings with like minded folks

The North Wales and North West Region of the Society offers tuition via workshops, classes, visits and lectures.

The region has its own shop which is managed by Paul Broadbent, this is available at most of our regular meetings at Kelsall.

Members are charged £8 to attend a meeting and £10 to take part in a workshop. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included, please bring your own lunch.

Book a place on a workshop with Sue Wood.

An additional charge will be made for the cost of materials at workshops.

Meetings will begin at 10.30, please arrive in good time to get your coffe or tea and set up.

 

 

Officers

Paul Broadbent

Chairman

Jill Sellars

Secretary

Rosamund Tanner-Tremaine

Treasurer

Sue Wood

Programme Organiser

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April 2019

Paste Paper workshop with Michael Burke

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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May 2019

Kathy Abbot’s workshop on endbands

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Hand-sewn end-bands form both a functional and decorative element to many types of bindings. On this one-day workshop, Kathy Abbott will talk about and show different types of endbands.  She will demonstrate how to sew a 'free-style' multi-coloured end-band with matching front bead, before you try it for yourself on your own book. Materials cost: £1 for the cores. Please bring with you: a paperback book or a blank book to practice sewing the endband on, finishing press or equivalent,…

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June 2019

Glenn Malkin’s workshop on crossed structure bindings

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Participants will make a Crossed Structure Binding, a useful, non-adhesive binding approach developed by Carmenchio Arregui. The text block is sewn directly onto the binding which could  be card (as in this workshop), leather or a number of other materials. There are a whole range of adaptations and versions of this structure so by learning the basics you will be able to experiment with designs and materials to suit your own needs. You will need to bring with you: cutting…

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July 2019

Alan Fitch’s workshop on made endpapers

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Any structure is only as strong as its weakest point. In bookbinding this inherently centres on the spine and the joints in the spine area. One specific area in the spine is the fold in the endpaper. Traditionally an endpaper has consisted of a folded sheet of paper tipped onto the first and last sections of the book and is therefore only as strong as the sheet of paper. To increase the strength in this area it is necessary to…

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September 2019

Arthur Green’s workshop on non-adhesive paper binding

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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This simple paper structure was devised as a conservation binding for 17th century printed paper pamphlets. The non-adhesive structure provides a robust covering but enables the leaves to be removed easily if needed. It is particularly well suited to slim books where sewing on cords wouldn’t be appropriate, and although devised with conservation in mind, could quite easily be decorated and turned into an artist’s book.  Arthur will provide step-by-step instructions and will discuss the importance of the materials provided.…

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October 2019

Three talks on bookish topics

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Tony Mack: Bookcloth Production ‘Basically the talk is about my life in coating bookcloth mixed in with a little history of starch coated cotton and incorporating a brief description of how to make your own mix to fill your own bookcloth.’ Jill Sellars: A short history of paper marbling in Britain ‘I have been fascinated by the marbling process for years but have only recently looked into the  history of marbling in Britain.  In this talk with slides, I will…

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November 2019

Richard Nichols’ workshop on knife sharpening

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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We will examine blade types and characteristics; English and French paring knives, lifting knives, shoe knives, spoke shave blades, scalpels, scissors, needles. We will examine tools for sharpening; diamond blocks, oil stones, water stones, the strop. Each sharpening tool will be demonstrated and tips given on how to achieve the best cutting edge. Participants will have time to practice sharpening their own tools by each method and in addition each person will be given a piece of pre-prepared hacksaw blade…

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December 2019

Christmas lunch

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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