The Midland region was founded in 1985 by a group of binders from Nottingham and Derby, led by David Ackrel. It now has around sixty members drawn from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
We are associated with two well established classes that meet weekly for 10-12 week terms:
The Midland region runs several workshops every year in addition to a varied programme of visiting speakers and demonstrators. The workshops are designed to address basic training needs and to introduce elements of design, finishing and decoration. We also have outings to specific venues (libraries, archives, etc.). Talks and demonstrations are free for members and £5 for non-members. Workshop costs are announced separately.
Meetings take place at Shepshed High School, Forest Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire, LE12 9DA (map) unless otherwise stated.
For additional information about the events, please contact the Events Coordinator.
23 June 2016
Maureen Duke: Paper (talk)
Maureen Duke is one of the craft’s most respected bookbinders and teachers, with a career spanning more than 60 years. Maureen will be talking to us about the history and making of paper including machine-made, handmade, and contemporary.
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Shepshed High School
20-21 August 2016
Anna Yevtukh-Squire: Byzantine Binding (workshop)
Following her talk last year Anna will be back for a two-day workshop teaching this medieval book structure.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maximum 12 students
Venue and cost:
To be confirmed
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