Regions  |  East Anglia


The East Anglian region covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The East Anglia meetings base is Linton Village Hall in Coles Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS. See individual event entries for start times. Meetings usually finish between 3:30pm and 4:00 pm.

Refreshments are provided but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee is charged for those attending meetings, except the AGM meeting that will take place before the workshop in March (for which a fee will apply). In addition, there is a charge for materials provided for workshop activities. Members may attend just as Observers. Non-members are always welcome if places permit.

Please email the Meetings Secretary for more information, including fees, and to book places. Places are limited (except for the January Social and the AGM meeting) so booking is essential.

We hope to have one additional meeting at Linton during the year, Brush up Your Basics 3. It will be the third in a series of Demonstration Workshops successfully begun in 2016. In 2017 the topic will be Repair Techniques. Experts will demonstrate and explain the principles of a selection of bookbinding repairs identified by members. Time allowing, there will be opportunities for attendees to carry out aspects of the techniques.


28 January 2017
Social and Mini-Suppliers Fair - plus special guest speaker Philippa Räder
No formal start and finish times for this meeting. A more relaxed approach to the day than usual, with plenty of time to catch up over lovely food and drink provided by members. Also a great opportunity to purchase materials and equipment items from selections provided by Hewits, Harmatan and Payhembury, as well as items for sale brought along by members. We have a special treat this year as well. Philippa Räder will give her talk on the restoration of the Audubon Birds of America for the Royal Collection.

Arrival anytime from 10.30am. We’ll sit down for lunch at about 12.30pm. We’ll lock up the hall by 4.00pm.

Linton Village Hall


11 March 2017
Annual General Meeting and Non-Adhesive Binding Workshop by Diane Taylor
Diane Taylor, Senior Conservator at the Essex Record Office. Diane has delivered a regular programme of bookbinding courses there over a number of years. They have proved immensely popular, especially amongst book lovers wanting to know more about the craft of hand bookbinding. She will show us, and we will produce, two different non-adhesive bindings during the workshop.

10:00am for 10:30 start.

Linton Village Hall


29 April 2017
Anna Yevtukh: Byzantine Binding Structure (workshop)
Suitable for beginners and those with more experience, this workshop will enable students to construct a gorgeous leather book that will look just like a Byzantine Binding but simplified. It will have raised headbands, thick boards and traditional plaited fastening.

10:00am for 10:30 start.

Linton Village Hall


10 June 2017
Lori Sauer: Concertina Panel Binding (workshop)
Lori will lead a workshop to produce a Concertina Panel Binding, great for creative projects. Lori comes highly recommended by a number of our members. She founded the BINDING re:DEFINED collective workshops in 2011. These encourage participants to explore new ideas and think beyond the conventional, but with the emphasis on sound techniques and solid working practices. .

10:00am for 10:30 start.

Linton Village Hall


19 September 2017
Cambridge Conservation Consortium Studio & Queen’s College Cambridge Old Library (visit)
We will learn about the collections and the conservation work carried out for their preservation, with the special focus on the bindings of Garrett Godfrey.

The visit will start at 10.30am, so attendees should arrive in good time so as not to delay the programme that has been arranged for us. The whole tour will last about two hours, so there will be time to enjoy Cambridge in the afternoon.

Meet at the Porter’s Lodge
Corpus Christi College
Trumpington Street


28 October 2017
Paolo Taddeo: Leather Decoration Techniques (workshop)
Paolo’s enthusiasm and expertise has inspired and delighted a number of our members who have implored us to include him in our workshop programme. He will show us a number of innovative leather decorating techniques.

10.00am for 10.30 start

Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS

Dr Paul Garcia
6 Westgate Terrace
Westgate Street
Long Melford
CO10 9DW
Sue Collins
Chelmsford Road
High Ongar
John Mellerio
Valley House
Guithavon Valley
Meetings Secretary
Linda Missing
Main Road
Great Leighs

PDF versions of Singlefold, the East Anglian region's newsletter are now available in the Members' Area. See your National Newsletter for the link.