Western

Western
3 years ago

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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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...

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.angelasutton.eu – Malvern

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

www.learnbookbinding.co.uk – North Devon

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

www.salisburybookcrafts.com – Salisbury

www.ninafenner.co.uk – Cornwall

www.dillington.com – residential courses in Somerset

www.uwe.ac.uk – Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Bookarts – Bristol

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