The Orihime Binding

Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press has posted instructions for a woven book structure. Called the Orihime Binding, it is named for the heroine of the Tanabata legend. It is a three signature binding with a single sheet at the centre of each signature. The structure is held together by paper strips that weave through the pages and the cover.

The post includes a printable pdf of the book and full instructions for assembly.

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New Work


Cathryn Miller will be showing some new book works at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus the week of June 26 — 30, 2017 as part of a group exhibition. There will be a presentation by the participating artists at noon on Tuesday the 27th, and a celebratory evening on the 28th. Cathryn will also be in attendance at the gallery on Thursday and Friday mornings, the 29th and 30th.

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Introductory Paper-Making Weekend – Lumsden, SK

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The Lumsden and District Arts Council is hosting an Introductory Paper-Making Weekend with Gerda Osteneck 

Dates: Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Location: River Park Centre, Lumsden, SK

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Gerda says… paper-making is an ancient practice offering infinite possibilities for your art projects! Join me and I’ll teach you how to prepare fibre into pulp, make screens & deckles so you can pull beautiful sheets of paper using a minimum of space and equipment. I’ll show you how to create texture, smooth finish, and coloured papers. I will also demonstrate, and provide instructions for some of the uses for hand made papers.

You may bring recyclables such as dried or fresh flowers, old scraps of paper or fibrous material to incorporate into your paper. Cotton and linen scraps can also be shredded for use.

I will provide the fibre and equipment. I will also bring some simple products to add colours to your papers.

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On Saturday we will leap into production after a very brief introduction and will make papers of various kinds and sizes. We can hang the paper to dry overnight.

On Sunday we will finish drying and use some of your papers in small projects to demonstrate some creative uses for handmade paper (hummm, might this involve some book-making maybe?!?)

Bring your lunch each day as we will take a short break mid-way through.

If anyone has a collapsible drying rack, please bring that too.

Fee: $75 for members  ($85 for non-members*)

Class limit: 12 participants

Registration:  Send your fees to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK  S0G 3C0 or drop into ArtSpace on Tuesday morning. Contact Rosemary for more information: schumanng@sasktel.net

* Memberships

We appreciate your support by buying a membership to Lumsden and District Arts Council.  $10 is the fee for both members and friends of the organization.  Members live within our school district; friends, outside it.

Money collected for memberships goes toward a scholarship given to a LHS graduating student each year.  

Send your membership fee to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK  S0G 3C0 or drop in during open studio times.

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Book Presses for Sale

Book Presses for Sale (located in Regina):

  • one 18″ x 18″
  • two 14″ x 14″
  • one 15″ x 15″
$10 each
Please contact Lisa if you are interested.

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May Book Bee in Regina

Book Bee! Come and work on all of your UFOs (unfinished objects) in a fun, social, environment.
When:
Sat. May 6th, 2017
Time:
1:00 – 5:30pm – then we’ll share in a potluck hot pot supper, come and go for whenever you can make it
Where:
private residence (recreation room), email cbbagsk@gmail.com for the location and to RVSP
Details:
We’ll work from 1:00 pm to about 5:30 pm, and then share a potluck style hot pot afterwards. Never had hot pot before? Everyone brings a food item to share and cook in the hot pot (broth), items like veggies, mushrooms, different kinds of tofu & fish cakes, and meats. Sauces will be provided. If you have any allergies/food restrictions let us know when you RVSP.

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Hand Lettering & Accordion Book Palooza: A Day in Davidson

Come and play with Kristina Komendant and Leann Clifford! It’s a Palooza like no other!
Kristina will head up the morning, which will be filled with hand lettering exploration.
In the afternoon, Leann will guide us through seeing how many different ways we can create a one page accordion style book.
When: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Where: Davidson Community Centre, 206 Washington Avenue, Davidson, SK
Please bring your own lunch, or you can purchase one at a handful of businesses in town. Supplies list TBA.
$30 for CBBAG members
$40 for non-members
* update: Materials

An extra $10 will be collected for materials, please also bring:

  • mechanical pencil
  • ruler
  • cutting mat
  • mat knife (I prefer the yellow x-acto type, but any with a blade that does not wobble will do the job)
  • extra blades
  • bone folder(s)
  • glue stick
  • two sided tape
  • if you do not have any of these supplies please email cbbagsk@gmail.com and we will bring extras for you!
This workshop is limited to 12 participants (at all skill levels) and registration is based on a first come, first served basis. To register, please email: cbbagsk@gmail.com

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Articulate Ink Member’s Letterpress and Book Basics Workshop – Regina

When: Saturday, March 25, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Articulate Ink, 1843 Hamilton Street, Regina

This is an intensive one day workshop with Elizabeth Elich. She’ll be running an introductory workshop on letterpress and book binding. This workshop will be on March 25 from 11-4 and all materials will be provided. This workshop will discuss the history and uses of type, how to set and print, as well as introduce basic bookbinding techniques. Participants will leave with a small edition – which they will conceive, set, and print, as well as a small booklet which they will bind.

Please note: This workshop prioritizes Articulate Ink members, while it is open to the public, you should email Edie before registering at programming@articulateink.ca

For more information and tickets see the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/366779427040143/

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