Retreat Update & Accordion Workshop in Davidson

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our weekend retreat to Manitou Springs due to low enrollment, but the good news is that we’ll try another date for the retreat in the spring, hopefully it will fit into everyone’s schedules better then.

Instead we’re offering a single Sunday in Davidson, on October 2nd because we still want to make some books! Here are the details:

Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 10 am to 3 pm, Davidson Town Hall, Davidson, SK

Cost: members $30, non-members $40, plus a small materials fee payable to the instructor

Workshop Agenda: Cathryn Miller will lead us through making 3(!) different accordion books along side a Hedi Kyle panel book, there will also be a short break for lunch (bring your own bagged lunch or there are a few options around Davidson where you can buy a lunch, ie. Co-Op, A&W, etc.). No experience necessary, this workshop is good for all levels of bookbinders.

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“Snowy Owl” (accordion book structure) by Cathryn Miller

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“Over The Hills” (a Hedi Kyle panel book structure) by Cathryn Miller

List of Supplies to be Brought by Attendees:

  • sharp knife, such as an Exato or Olfa mat knife (preference to ones with snap-off blades)
  • metal straight edge ruler (18″ approx. is a good size)
  • self-healing cutting mat (18″ approx. is a good size)
  • pencil (standard HB is fine, but mechanical type is nice too)
  • dull-bladed table knife (non-serrated) or other scoring tool
  • bone folder (if you have one)
  • acid-free glue stick, or other preferred adhesive with appropriate applicator

* if you do not have these items, please don’t go out and buy anything, let us know and we can accommodate you

To Register: Email cbbagsk@gmail.com and let us know you will be attending! No need to send a cheque, we’ll collect dues at the workshop, but please RSVP asap!

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CBBAG SK at Word on the Street

Thanks Saskatoon for checking out our humble booth at Word on the Street this past Sunday! It was awesome to see so many people excited about book making!

Also, special thanks go to our awesome volunteers who spent the day showcasing our chapter with some fun little books that visitors were able to make and take.

Photos by Gail Chin.

Photos by Kristina Komendant.

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Bookbinding Workshop With Susan Mills

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Hand Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills
Sundays Sept 25 and Oct 2
at Creative Commons  YXE
in Riversdale, Saskatoon

Do you want to get things together in book form? Or make yourself a custom notebook? Have you ever wondered just how a book is made? In this workshop you will learn the basics of hand binding. We will cover hand tools, materials and adhesives. We will make paperback and hardcover books, glued and sewn books, single sheet and ‘signature’ books and even an accordion. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials.

Everyone with an interest in books is welcome. Structures include a non-adhesive pamphlet, a bound accordion, a papyrus scroll, a single quire Nag Hammadi Coptic codex, and single and multi signature full cloth books.  All materials and tools are included.

 

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Find us at Word on the Street

CBBAG SK will be showcased at Word on the Street, Sept. 18th in Saskatoon! Come on out and say “hi!” to us at our marketplace booth. We’ll have members on hand with information, demos, and even a few sale items.

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First Ever CBBAG SK Retreat Weekend!

Come and join the CBBAG SK crew in a book filled weekend at the Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa.

When: Friday, Sept. 30th to Sunday Oct. 2nd, 2016

Agenda:

  • Friday – evening reception, meet and greet, soak in the mineral spa
  • Saturday – make a blizzard book and a mini album with Kathy Hamre, more soaking, pizza buffet dinner
  • Sunday – make 3 different accordion books along side a Heidi Kyle panel book with Cathryn Miller, even more soaking!
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accordions with Cathryn Miller

Cost:$150 for a weekend full of classes, and includes a Friday night reception and pizza night on Saturday, a small materials fee will also be collected for some specialty papers, members and non-members welcome!

Rooms can be booked independently thru the Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa: 1-306-946-2233 (let them know you are with the CBBAG SK group booking to get the special rate). Rooms are $155/night per room with a breakfast included – double occupancy.
To Register: email cbbagsk@gmail.com and let Robin know you wish to attend, then please mail your check to: CBBAG SK, #401-1220 Blackfoot Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 6T2 OR pay online via our Picatic page (processing fees apply): https://picatic.com/cbbagskretreat2016
List of Supplies to be Brought by Attendees:
  • sharp knife, such as an Exato or Olfa mat knife (preference to ones with snap-off blades)
  • metal straight edge ruler (18″ approx. is a good size)
  • self-healing cutting mat (18″ approx. is a good size)
  • pencil (standard HB is fine, but mechanical type is nice too)
  • dull-bladed table knife (non-serrated) or other scoring tool
  • bone folder (if you have one)
  • acid-free glue stick, or other preferred adhesive with appropriate applicator
  • if you do not have these items, please let Robin know and we can accommodate you

Cancellations, subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5), will be accepted until one week prior to the workshop; thereafter the full fee will be forfeited.

CBBAG reserves the right to cancel workshops one to two weeks prior to their commencement date due to insufficient enrollment; workshop fees for cancelled workshops will be fully refunded.

Questions? Contact Robin @ cbbagsk@gmail.com

 

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July Book Bee Cancelled

Hey everyone, sorry, but we need to cancel tomorrow’s July Book Bee, however, join us again on August 18th!

 

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Save the Date: CBBAG SK Weekend Retreat

Save the dates Friday, Sept. 30th until Sunday, Oct. 2nd for the first ever CBBAG SK Weekend Retreat!

This event will be held in Watrous, SK at Manitou Springs Resort. Tentative info is that it will begin on Friday night and run until Sunday afternoon. Pricing estimates right now are approx. $375 which would include your room (based on double occupancy), workshops, and a few meals. Many more details will be forthcoming!

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