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 23 March 2019
George Davidson: Longstitch Binding (workshop)

Longstitch is a technique used for sewing together the sections of a book. There are different forms of longstitch sewings. Longstitch binding does not require glue, though there are methods that utilise glue. In this workshop George will show how to make a longstitch through a slotted cover which involves sewing each section directly through the cover where slots have been made at each sewing station.

Start Time: 10.00 for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £15 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials.

 


Saturday 13 April 2019
Mark Cockram: From Zero to Book, Phase 1a Beneath the Skin, part one Sections, sewing and end papers (workshop)

The first of six workshops on making a book. Mark starts at the beginning…..

Start Time: 10.00 for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials. Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


Saturday 18 May 2019
Mark Cockram: From Zero to Book, Phase 1b Beneath the Skin, part two. Rounding, backing and spine linings (workshop)

In Part 1, you will have made a text block and the next stage is to get this ready for putting on the boards etc to make a book.

Start Time: 10.00 hrs for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


Saturday 15 June 2019
Mark Cockram: From Zero to Book, Phase 1c Beneath the Skin, part three Board attachment, hollows and spines (workshop)

In Parts 1 & 2, you will have made a text block and got it ready for putting on the boards etc. to make a book.

Start Time: 10.00 hrs for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


July - the date is as yet not fixed - watch this page for the final details
National Leather Museum (visit)

This is a chance to visit the National Museum in Northampton for a tour. Joining details etc will be published nearer the time.

Start Time: to be announced but in the afternoon.

Venue:
2nd Floor
Grosvenor Chambers
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Northampton
NN1 2EW
(map)

Fee: there will be a small fee to be announced later.

 


Saturday 14 September 2019
Royston Haward: From Zero to Book, Phase 2a Sharpening Techniques (workshop)

The repair or binding of a book means that many different materials have to be cut and the importance of sharp tools cannot be over-estimated. This workshop is designed to help you keep your cutting tools as keen and sharp as possible.

Start Time: 10.00 hrs for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


Saturday 28 September 2019
Royston Haward: From Zero to Book, Phase 2b Paring Leather (workshop)

Leather is a wonderful material to work with but for bookwork it is often too thick. The thinning may be done by machine or more readily by hand with sharp tools if you know how. This workshop shows you how to pare leather by hand successfully and consistently.

Start Time: 10.00 hrs for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


Saturday 19 October 2019
Royston Haward: From Zero to Book, Phase 2c Covering a Half Leather Binding (workshop)

You will apply the techniques you have learnt so far in Phase 1 and 2 to make a half leather bound book to be proud of.

Start Time: 10.00 hrs for 10.30 hrs.

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

Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials Note: if all six workshops of Phase 1 & 2 are attended, there will be a discount of £15.

 


Chairman
Dr Paul Garcia
6 Westgate Terrace
Westgate Street
Long Melford
Suffolk
CO10 9DW
contact
Secretary
Sue Collins
Milestone
Chelmsford Road
High Ongar
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9NX
contact
Treasurer
John Mellerio
Valley House
Guithavon Valley
Witham
CM8 1HF
contact
     
Meetings Secretary
Fiona Rashleigh
157 Queen Street
Rushden
NN10 0AY
contact
   

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