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.

The images to the right show examples of pastpapers made with Michael Burke in April and Kathy Abbott’s endbands workshop in May.


Paul Broadbent


Jill Sellars


Rosamund Tanner-Tremaine


Sue Wood

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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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