There is to be a respite weekend at Tedworth House over the weekend beginning 26th October. There will be a taster bookbinding session on Friday 26th October in the evening to give anyone from the Band of Brothers (BoB) and Band of Sisters (BoS) an opportunity to try their hand at the craft of bookbinding with a view to attending courses at Bound by Veterans (BBV) workshop at nearby Woodborough. Further details to follow or contact BBV on 01672-851979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Strachan, Chair of Bound by Veterans (BBV), Jonathan Powell, founder of BBV, Sally Gregory and Wendy Lagden, (Volunteers in BBV) attended this year’s Tedfest held on the 2nd of August at Tedworth House and manned a ‘pop-up workshop’ stall which gave people, young and old, the opportunity to sample the delights of simple bookbinding.
The workshop was set up under a large gazebo providing shelter from the blazing sunshine and the challenge for anyone who wanted to take part was first to fold an A3 sheet of paper to form a 16-page, A6 pamphlet with numbered pages. Then they stitched the spine and finally cut the sides which were folded to complete an A6-sized pamphlet which explained Bound by Veterans.
Interest was slow at first but after some encouragement from Mike Quale and Sally amongst the fête-goers, the tables soon filled with attentive students. Many youngsters had a go and everyone was enthusiastic and interested both in the Bound by Veterans charity and the craft work.
The new Level 3 C&G course which was developed last year with the support of the Printing Charity is now well underway with 6 students signed up to the course. The course is made up of a number short courses covering many different aspects of more advanced bookbinding. For more information contact email@example.com
A once only opportunity for the
Bound by Veterans Charity (BBV)
During the month of MAY only the Marlborough branch of Waitrose has selected to support “Bound by Veterans” through the “Community Matters Scheme”.
Can you help by buying something at Waitrose in May and giving BBV your token?
As I am sure you know several of the main supermarkets have a scheme where they donate money to selected local charities
How does the scheme work?
Each customer is given a token at the checkout and then places it in the box for the charity of their choice. At the end of the month all the tokens are counted and the allocated fund is split between the three chosen charities. The more tokens that are collected the more money the charity will receive. A charity can only apply once to this scheme.
Waitrose in Marlborough
17 High Street
The excellent facilities of the Bound by Veterans workshop in the Daffodil barn at Woodborough are available for hire at the very competitive cost of £60 per day. This includes the cost of heating and lighting. For further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have stocks of slimline diaries printed specifically for Bound by Veterans. These are available in three colours of grained cloth: red, green and dark blue and also beautiful marbled paper hand made in the Daffodil barn workshop. They are now available to order from Bound by Veterans. The price of these is £10 plus £2.95 p&p. Orders can be placed through email@example.com