Scotland

Scotland
3 years ago

Scotland

The Scotland region was founded in the early 1980s and has members spread over the Scottish mainland & the islands. Meetings are held in various places so that the inevitable travelling is reduced as far as possible. Members meet every two months or thereabouts and have a social gathering at Christmas. The AGM is generally held during February. Anyone with an interest in bookbinding is most welcome to join, and we are delighted to have enquiries from people new to bookbinding.

Officers

Gillian Stewart

Chairman/Secretary

Helen McBrearty

Treasurer

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Artist Books meet-ups

online via Zoom

Malcolm Raggett will host some informal meetings focusing broadly on book arts and particularly artist books. These meetings will be online via Zoom and members are asked to book with ls.meetings@societyofbookbinders.com. The sessions themselves will be informal discussions, more like meeting in a cafe or pub, not a formal demonstration or workshop (what's more, you...

Long Stitch Binding 1-day Workshop

online via Zoom

In this one day workshop we will produce simple card covers and create multiple different patterns of long stitch. This is a wonderful adhesive free structure that can create a myriad of different finishes. This is a practical workshop conducted online via Zoom. There is a limit of eight participants but if demand is high...

Deluxe Full-Leather Notebook – Tom McEwan

Harbour Arts Centre 114-116 Harbour St
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PZ United Kingdom

Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021 This binding style was derived and adapted from an original, early Victorian pocket  notebook.  The structure has several interesting features, including laminated boards which are sculpted and shaped to create a faceted, angular appearance.   The page edges have a deckled/uncut finish and endpapers are of...

Missing Members Meetup Online

online via Zoom

Sometimes we've had members move far away from the region - and we miss them! But fear not as we have invited them back. First up is Pippa Smith, dedicated committee member, wonderful binder and lovely person. Pippa will join us for an informal chat 25 May from 16:00-17:00. Space limited to eight. Please contact...

Zoom session with Richard Beadsmoore

Venue Name

Join Richard online for another afternoon of chat and catch-ups on general and fine bookbinding. There is no set topic, and although I’m hosting, I hope everyone will be able to contribute, which is why I’m limiting the group (at least in this first instance) to eight people and myself.  If, however, anyone has any...

Beginning Tooling – Dieter Räder

Dragon Press Bindery Dragon Press Bindery
Highworth, Swindon SN6 7PP United Kingdom

Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop series 2021  This workshop will teach participants the fundamental techniques of hand tooling on leather. Suitable for those with no experience, it also offers a thorough refresher course for anyone wanting to gain confidence in their finishing. Starting with practice boards and dummy bookblocks, we will go step-by-step...

Artist Books meet-ups

online via Zoom

Malcolm Raggett will host some informal meetings focusing broadly on book arts and particularly artist books. These meetings will be online via Zoom and members are asked to book with ls.meetings@societyofbookbinders.com. The sessions themselves will be informal discussions, more like meeting in a cafe or pub, not a formal demonstration or workshop (what's more, you...

Fill that page! A bookbinder’s guide to creative design practice – Sue Doggett

Brighton Junction 35 New England Street
Brighton, Brighton BN1 4GQ United Kingdom

Designer Bookbinders & Society of Bookbinders Joint Workshop Series 2021 Dig out your paint boxes, coloured pencils, inks and messy materials for a weekend of practical, experimental creative work.  Explore how to approach that blank piece of paper and the beginnings of a design. This weekend course will give you a range of techniques to...

Artist Books meet-ups

online via Zoom

Malcolm Raggett will host some informal meetings focusing broadly on book arts and particularly artist books. These meetings will be online via Zoom and members are asked to book with ls.meetings@societyofbookbinders.com. The sessions themselves will be informal discussions, more like meeting in a cafe or pub, not a formal demonstration or workshop (what's more, you...

Artist Books meet-ups

online via Zoom

Malcolm Raggett will host some informal meetings focusing broadly on book arts and particularly artist books. These meetings will be online via Zoom and members are asked to book with ls.meetings@societyofbookbinders.com. The sessions themselves will be informal discussions, more like meeting in a cafe or pub, not a formal demonstration or workshop (what's more, you...

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Funding Opportunities:

QEST – grants between £5,000 – £18,000 for makers demonstrating excellence in British Craft. Various deadlines throughout the year

https://www.qest.org.uk/


Heritage Craft Association – various grants for makers practising endangered crafts. Usually opens around February
https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/

The Printing Charity Print Futures Award – Grants for people aged 18 – 30 to get training. Opens early each year


The Princes Trust – small grants between £175 – £250 for young people 18-30 starting up a business or seeking training

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/get-funding-train-learn


Creative Scotland – open funding available for sustained large projects that involve creative practice and engage the community

The Book Trade Charity – grant of up to £1500 for those related to the book trade.  Could be for training, equipment cost, rent
http://www.btbs.org/

Maureen Duke Award – £2000 granted by the Society of Bookbinders to allow a professional bookbinder to gain further trianing
https://www.societyofbookbinders.com/education/maureen-duke-educational-award/

Designer Bookbinders Bursary – granted to members of DB to attend masterclasses. Email the secretary for an application form and more information