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 4:00pm.

Tea and coffee are provided but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee is charged for those attending workshops, either as participants or observers. In addition, there is usually a charge for materials provided for workshop activities. Non-members are always welcome if places permit.

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

 


Saturday 27 January 2018 
Social and Mini-Suppliers Fair, plus afternoon activity
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 suppliers, including Harmatan Leathers, Hewit and Payhembury Marbled Papers, as well as items for sale brought along by members. After lunch we will have a learning-input to add to our knowledge.

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

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Saturday 10 March 2018
Regional AGM
Caroline Bendix: Book Shoes
(discussion and workshop)
Caroline is an independent library conservator. A chance to consider different types of enclosures and to make one.

We hope members who have bound their copy of Judith Ellis's book, Two Points East, will bring it along for others to see.

Fees
Participants: SoB members £15, others £30
Materials: £10
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Saturday 14 April 2018
Diana Illingworth-Cook (Owl Barn Studio): Magnets (workshop)
Diana has extensive bookbinding experience and teaches a variety of courses, including the City & Guilds Bookbinding qualification, for which she helped to create the curriculum when it was resurrected in 2014.

Fees
Participants: SoB members £15, others £30
Materials: £15
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Weekend Meeting: Saturday 21 April & Sunday 22 April 2018
Dominic Riley: Hand Tooling (Boards & Lettering) (two day workshop)
A welcome return to East Anglia for SoB President, Dominic Riley to lead this two-day workshop. The materials provided will include three cloth and one leather covered panel, six spine pieces and all the foils, including real gold leaf foil for the title labels. Dominic would like to take the opportunity to meet and chat to as many members as possible during his time with us, so we will hope to arrange a time for him to socialise, when those not taking part in the workshop could come along as well, perhaps over Friday or Saturday dinner.

Fees for the two days:
Participants: SoB members £50, others £100
Materials: £30
Observers: SoB members £20, others £40

10.00am for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Saturday 9 June 2018
Glenn Malkin (Signature Bindings): Slip cases with false leather rounded spines and decorative paper sides (workshop)  
We will produce a bespoke slip case for our own book (preferably a flat back, no larger than 21x15x3cm).

Fees
Participants: SoB members £15, others £30
Materials: £10
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Saturday 14 July 2018
Alan Fitch: Various Corners (workshop)
We will work with cloth and leather and learn how to achieve the Butt Mitre, Side Tongue, Universal and Pleated Tongue as well as improving the basic overlapping corner.

Fees
Participants: SoB members £15, others £30
Materials: £15
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Monday 24 September 2018
Visit to The Norwich Cathedral Library
Librarian & Curator: Gudrun Warren

The library incorporates the Dean's and Chapter’s historic collection, as well as the library of the Lincoln Theological Institute.

Further details available nearer the time.
(map)

 


Saturday 13 October 2018
Nigel Backhurst: Shaving Foam Edge Marbling (workshop)
Nigel will give an introductory talk  on the intriguing technique of shaving foam edge marbling and then demonstrate the process. We will then be able to try it out. Nigel suggests we use old paperbacks to practice on so bring your own.

Fees
Participants: SoB members £15, others £30
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


Saturday 10 November 2018
Ben Elbel: Tue-mouche Binding (workshop)
We are pleased Ben is able to include East Anglia in his visit to England from his home in Amsterdam this year. The Tue-mouche Binding is a soft cover using only paper, thread and a little glue, but provides the protection and accessibility of a traditional book. It has yap edges and discreet sewn hinges.

Fees
Participants: SoB members £40, others £80
Materials: £10
Observers: SoB members £5, others £10

10.00 for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)


Chairman
Dr Paul Garcia
6 Westgate Terrace
Westgate Street
Long Melford
Suffolk
CO10 9DW
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Secretary
Sue Collins
Milestone
Chelmsford Road
High Ongar
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9NX
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Treasurer
John Mellerio
Valley House
Guithavon Valley
Witham
CM8 1HF
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Meetings Secretary
Fiona Wagstaff
157 Queen Street
Rushden
NN10 0AY
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PDF versions of Singlefold, the East Anglian region's newsletter are now available in the Members' Area. See your National Newsletter for the link.