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Saturday 5th March 2011

This would have been John's (Mr S!) 70th Birthday - so is very apt!

Hainford village Hall


in aid of
When we came up with the idea of raising some money we wanted everyone to be involved if they wish. Obviously this is difficult since the nature of an online forum is that we are scattered far and wide - but this is the plan!
We are asking people to make a page for a book.
The pages will be copied and made into books by people attending the workshop on the 5th March at the above Venue.
The Books will then be sold.
There will obviously be some costs involved but we hope to keep these minimal and ALL profits will be given to Macmillan.
If you would like to make a page - here are a few 'rules'
The page can be anything you like - within reason! - we reserve the right to not include any page which is deemed inappropriate/rude/defamatory (not that we are expecting any but you never know!) - so it can be a drawing/poem/piece of writing/painting/scrapbook type affair - whatever!!
It must be two dimensional - i.e. flat! no embellishments etc. . Your page must be able to be scanned/photo copied.
If possible, it would help greatly with costs if you could do some copies of your work (maybe 20 - 30 ? but this will be confirmed when we have more idea of how many books will be sold) If you are not able to do this please don't worry but it would be really appreciated by us and will add to the profits made. Please use a fairly good paper rather than cheap copier paper. we hope the books will be well loved and well thumbed through!
We welcome coloured pages, but if you feel you page will look better in black and white (if it is just text for example) then these will be will be easier/cheaper to copy so feel free to send them - no reason why you can't print onto coloured paper!
Please do not use a lot of blocks of colour - these are thirsty on ink (unless you are prepared to print the copies off yourself)
Pages must be A5 (A5 is half of A4) - but bear in mind that by the nature of the binding two holes will be made in the left hand margin approx. 1cm from the edge.
The orientation of the book will be 'Portrait' but your page can be either portrait or landscape
Please put your name somewhere on the FRONT of your work, so people knows who it is - Please send the original along with any copies before 10th Feb, even if you are coming to the workshop
The copies of the pages will be made into books by people attending the 'workshop' on the 5th of March – Each book will be unique and made with love
They will retail at £10 each plus P&P.
We will need orders and payment before the day so we know how many need to be made and how many pages need to be copied
There will be a raffle which will be drawn at the Workshop £1 a ticket – If you would like a ‘ticket’ or tickets please add this to your payment and we will put your name in the hat!! There will be some original Works of Art donated as prizes along with lots of other prizes.
This will be held on the above date and everybody is welcome.
The cost will be £25 per person, which will include Tea/coffee/soft drinks light snacks served by a band of very handsome men and a copy of the book.
At the workshop you will make one or more covers for the book and help assemble them ready for posting.
There will also hopefully be some demonstrations going on - is there any technique anyone would particularly like to learn?
To keep costs down it would be good if people could bring along a plateful of food to add to the lunchtime buffet!
We are also holding a raffle to add a bit more to funds so if you would like to donate a prize all the better!
At the end of the day we will be having a Fish and Chip supper – if you would like one, orders will need to be placed in advance @£5 a head - bring your own wine!!
Please bring your own personal craft kit if possible
Cant come to the workshop???
We would love it if this could be a national event on the day - so could you hold your own crafty event/coffee morning on that day ??
Donations please!
offers of help printing the pages
Backing papers etc. that can be used on the book covers
Ribbons, twines etc.
BOOK RINGS!! Silver or coloured
Raffle Prizes
But most importantly make a page and BUY A BOOK!
Thank you xxx
I’m sure we will think of other stuff so will keep you posted
If you have any questions please email Nicks
Keep an eye on this Blog to see what the prizes will be!