Western

Western
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A Warm Welcome to the Western Region

Our area covers Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and South Wales.

Our aim is to encourage, support and promote the art of bookbinding, and we do this by being a very active region, providing members with opportunities to improve their skills and tap into their creative juices.

Registration and details for workshops and events from our regional programme, will be sent to all regional Members 6 weeks in advance, so make sure you write a note in your diary as a reminder for the ones you would like to attend.

If you would like to know more then please contact our regional Chairman or Secretary.

Exhibiting and demonstrating what the Society is all about at A La Ronde, Exmouth (National Trust), organised by George Savage, an enthusiast and talented regional Member.
So proud, these colourful slip cases are actually level enough to stand on top of each other!  at one of Sarah Jarrett-Kerr's popular workshops.
So proud, these colourful slip cases are actually level enough to stand on top of each other! at one of Sarah Jarrett-Kerr's popular workshops.

Officers

Diane Waddington

Treasurer

Margaret Castle

Secretary

Sarah Jarrett-Kerr

Programme Co-ordinator

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February 2020

AGM – Western Region

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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This popular event will start with coffee from 10.30 am  with official business following at 11.00 am (keeping it as brief as possible), then followed by our guest speaker Frank Brown, a Dorchester bookbinder who will talk about his work.  There will be a large table top sale, a must for picking up items you didn't know you needed, so bring articles ready priced and named to sell or swap, plus lots of friendly chat, food and drink.  All welcome,…

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Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session I of 3

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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A follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering a full leather.  Only one place available or go on the waiting list.

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March 2020

Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session 2 of 3

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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This is the second session of the follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering in full leather.  Only one place available or go on the waiting list.

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A Spider and a Star – An Album and a box with Sue Doggett

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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A workshop in which we make a Spider Album to house items thicker than photos and ephemera, and then the Star Box which is an ingenious series of trays which fold into a neat box ideal for small items and trinkets.

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Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session 3 of 3

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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This is the final session of the follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering a full leather.  Only one place available or go on waiting list.

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April 2020

Magical Boxes with Diana Illingworth-Cook

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Moorland Village Hall,, Wheddon Cross
Somerset,
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What if a box is more than a box? What if you can't quite see how to open it? With a little imagination and a few clever tricks, boxes can be marvellous, mysterious and magical.  Two day workshop to explore several box structures, looking at construction and covering techniques, including a hidden compartment and one with a mechanism that lifts up the book as you open the box.

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May 2020

Visit to Berkeley Castle and Library

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Midway between Bristol and Gloucestershire, Berkeley is the oldest castle to be lived in by the same family for nearly 900 years.  It is where King Edward II was murdered.  The Muniment Room has documents dating back to 1254.  10.30 arrival, 11.00 talk by the Castle Archivist followed by a short talk from our very own Caroline Palmer on her conservation work.  Lunch will be followed by a tour of the castle.  Also see the Butterfly House in the grounds.

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June 2020

A Memory Album with Ursula Jeakins

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stoke St Mary Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, Somerset TA3 5BY + Google Map

A glued structure with fold-out pages, pockets and windows, finished with a case binding.  Suitable for postcards, photos and other small holiday ephemera.  There is plenty of scope for individual creative variations.  Ursula will be sharing some of the tips and techniques she has developed for albums in general, having made some hundreds of these for a commercial supplier.

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September 2020

Conservation and Book Repair with Angela Sutton – Session 1 of 3

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Arvan’s Memorial Hall, Tintern Road, St Arvans,
Chepstow,, NP16 6ES
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Following the huge success of the short course for The Naked Book last year, we offer another short course on book repair and simple conservation with Angela looking at paper repair, board treatment, and rebacking.  There will be an option for an extra day.

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October 2020

Conservation and Book Repair with Angela Sutton – Session 2 of 3

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Arvan’s Memorial Hall, Tintern Road, St Arvans,
Chepstow,, NP16 6ES
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This is the second session of this short course on book repair and simple conservation with Angela looking at paper repair, board treatment and rebacking.  There will be an option for an extra day.

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