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Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London

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Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom

Unless stated otherwise, events run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, NW1 8PH.

The pedestrian entrance is between 34 & 36 Kelly Street and there is limited car parking at the rear of the building on Church Avenue, off Kentish Town Road near the corner with Prince of Wales Road.

February 2019

Mylyn McColl: Fabric book covers; an alternative technique, plus AGM

February 9
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 9 February 2019 Mylyn McColl: Fabric book covers; an alternative technique, plus AGM (talk & hands on) Mylyn has been working as a professional bookbinder for over 10 years. She has twice been awarded prizes in the DB annual competition and currently works in a small bindery as well as teaching the craft. In this demonstration she will share a technique for using fabric for covering books that she developed through necessity after having several…

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March 2019

Nicky Oliver: Demo & Do – Leather Dying Techniques

March 9
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 9 March 2019 Nicky Oliver: Demo & Do - Leather Dying Techniques  (Demonstration/Hands on)   This one day workshop will be a mixture of some short demonstrations and hands on experimenting. We will be using a selection of different dyes and exploring each of their uses and limitations. This workshop is open to anyone; from the amateur wishing to learn about dyes to the professional wanting an opportunity to play and discover. Some leather will…

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April 2019

Book Arts Day: Talk by David Jury, plus Book Arts Fair and Exhibition 

April 6
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 6 April 2019  10:30-4pm £15 members £20 non-members Book Arts Day: Talk by David Jury, plus Book Arts Fair and Exhibition  The main aim of the day is to increase the knowledge of Book Arts amongst members and to encourage dialogues, and collaborative networking between Book Artists and Bookbinders.   The day will comprise of an illustrated talk by David Jury an author, editor, and designer of books concerning typography, printing, graphic design and Book Art.…

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Glenn Bartley: Spine Linings and Headcaps

April 13
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 13 April 2019 Glenn Bartley: Spine Linings and Headcaps (demonstration) Glenn Bartley is a professional bookbinder and gold finisher who trained at Guildford and in Oxford. He established his own workshop in Culham, Oxfordshire in 1991, and has taught widely for both DB and SoB as well as presenting at conferences. Glenn was elected a Fellow of DB in 1999 and won the DB Bookbinding Competition - Silver Medal - in 1996, and the Society…

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May 2019

Rachel Lyner: Yapp Binding

May 11
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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  LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 11 May 2019 Rachel Lyne: Yapp Binding (Workshop Repeat) Rachel has worked in binding and conservation since graduating in 1999 with a degree in Graphic Design. As well as working and teaching she is the Events Organiserfor SOB Midlands Region. At the end of the day students should have finished two books – one full leather and one cloth.   Numbers limited to 10 students: £8 each for materials

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September 2019

Book Art Workshop with Ruth Martin: Carving & Printing with rubber stamps

September 14
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Ruth’s Artists' Books have been exhibited and sold in galleries and shops throughout the UK and abroad.  Her work is held in the collection of Tate Britain and has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition. The day will start with a display of Ruth’s books.  She will explain the ideas behind them, the folds and the stamps used to create them.  Most of the imagery within Ruth’s books is created by her intricately carved rubber stamps.  Ruth…

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October 2019

Papermaking Workshop with Richard & Emma Nichols

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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After an introduction, brief overview of moulds and the history of both Eastern and Western papermaking, you will learn how to prepare pulp and the vat for use. The day will be spent perfecting the techniques of making and processing paper, pressing, drying and sizing it ready for use. You will be able to take your paper home with you. Programme of the Day - Introduction to papermaking; history, equipment, materials and tools; show and tell - Demonstrations; preparation of…

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November 2019

Demonstration: Forwarding Techniques & Covering in Full Leather for a Modern Binding with Stuart Brockman

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Stuart Brockman's demonstration will take a sewn text block through to covering in full leather. The session will include discussion about endpapers and sewing techniques, rounding and backing, board cushioning, lacing on boards, endbands, spine linings, preparation for covering, leather paring and finally covering in full goatskin. Advice will be given on further techniques, after covering, to help with board stabilisation, pasting down etc. The session will be a relaxed discussion with plenty of opportunity to ask questions/discuss methods. £15…

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