Western

Western
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A Warm Welcome to the Western Region

Our area covers Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, 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

Kate Gwynn

Programme Co-ordinator

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April 2019

Glen Malkin: K118 Binding

27th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 28th April 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Moorland Village Hall,, Wheddon Cross
Somerset,
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2 day workshop on an adaptation of a K118 Binding. To include sewing the text block, rounding but not backing, making and shaping the boards, lining the spine, attaching the boards using cloth tabs which are secured alternately to the front and rear of the boards. The spine is covered with leather and leather inner hinges. Decorative paper covers the boards and plain paper doublures and endpapers. Remember to book accommodation early. www.signaturebindings.co.uk 

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June 2019

Clare Bryan: Folding Paper

8th June 2019 @ 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 experimenting with folding paper. Score, crease and fold to create several one sheet, concertina and slotted book structures. https://cargocollective.com/clarebryan

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July 2019

Diana Illingworth-Cook: Crisscross Structures

27th July 2019 @ 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 on the delightful Crisscross binding (aka The Secret Belgian Binding) with its distinctive sewn-in spine which is a structure devised by Anne Goy. The three-part cover is made first, and the sections are sewn in afterwards.  The front cover should fold completely to the back making this an ideal structure for sketchbooks. We will make both the basic and advanced models and explore the creative possibilities offered by variations of sewing patterns, threads and materials. www.owlbarnstudio.uk

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September 2019

Afternoon Visit to Exeter University Library

10th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Focus of visit:  less on bindings but lots of ephemera and letters and interesting items including Ted Hughes, Leonard Basken (printer), Sion Abbey manuscript, Parish libraries, AL Rowse, RJ Lloyd (artist), Agatha Christie and some Daphne Du Maurier and Causley plus a Show and Tell from the Head Archivist. Up to us say what we want to see so check the website. www.exeter.ac.uk/library

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October 2019

The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 1st Session

3rd October 2019 @ 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 first of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 2nd Session

10th October 2019 @ 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 of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 3rd Session

24th October 2019 @ 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 third of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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November 2019

The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 4th Session

7th November 2019 @ 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 fourth and last of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be…

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December 2019

Christmas Lunch at Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

10th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Bampfylde Hall, Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton,, TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Hestercombe Gardens has proved a popular venue for our Christmas celebrations in the past, so again we have planned a mixture of party activities and wonderful dining. For a bit of fun we will be having a Secret Santa so please bring along any unwanted or interesting bookbinding items, wrapped in Christmas paper. The theme this year is Winter, so if you would like to share your skills and ideas then bring along a book that you have bound and/or…

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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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Useful links to other courses around our Western Region:

http://www.owlbarnstudio.uk/ – Devon

www.dartington.org – Devon

www.bristolcourses.com – Bristol

www.sbookc.org.uk – Winchester

www.jarrett-kerrbindery.co.uk – Somerset

www.starsmeadbooks.co.uk – Gloucestershire

www.leafwork.co.uk – Dorset

www.perfectbindings.co.uk – Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

www.learnbookbinding.co.uk – North Devon

www.wessexguildofbookbinders.co.uk – Holt Heath, Dorset

www.bookbindingworkshops.com – Wiltshire

www.salisburybookcrafts.com – Salisbury

www.ninafenner.co.uk – Cornwall

www.dillington.com – residential courses in Somerset

www1.uwe.ac.uk – Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Bookarts at the University of the West of England – Bristol