The March meeting played host to Barry McKay, from Barry McKay Rare Books who gave a very interesting talk about the history of bookbinding, making it come alive with many local connections.
Things are gathering speed with the planning of our exhibition in September, and this was the main focus of our April meeting.
On May 1st, Maggie Relph is, an expert in African textiles brings her 'Big African Costume' to Appleby. This should be a fun evening as some of us will get to 'dress-up' in some gorgeously colourful fabrics. Non-members are welcome to join us for this evening. We meet at 7 pm, in The Guide Hut in Appleby (by the fire station).
The following day we are holding a one-day workshop on binding our own books, so there should be lots of photographs for the next post.