A few interested individuals gathered on Saturday, April 14, in Saskatoon for a mini star book workshop led by Cathryn Miller.
A good time was had by all, and participants each went home with three different star books.
Special thanks to Leona for sharing her studio space with us.
If you would like to see more pictures from the workshop, you can find them here.
Participants in the Bindings Book Swap met in the Town Hall in Davidson on February 17, 2018 to exchange their books. Each individual had prepared a different binding style and a set of instructions on how it was made. Here are just a few quick snapshots from the morning.
After lunch, there was a short show-and-tell session. Works displayed included a large tunnel book by Barbara Mader called Summer Suppers which can be viewed by opening a small set of church doors at one end,
and some interlocked accordions made by participants in Martha Cole’s recent Accordion Workshop.
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 book. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome. No prior bookbinding experience necessary.
When: March 10th & 11th, 10 am to 4 pm (both days)
Cost: $135+ GST and service fees (includes all materials)
The Coptic link stitch binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is named for the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. The books are quick to sew, flat when open, constructed without glue and are very sturdy. Today, the best known Coptic books leave the sewing and the spine uncovered. A historical alternative is to case-in the books, resulting in books that look conventional but are still quick to sew, and open flat. Participants will construct one of each. No prior bookbinding experience necessary.
When: Saturday, March 18th, 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: $75+ GST (includes all materials)
The Regina Stitchery Guild is holding a workshop with Martha Cole on March 3rd and attendance is extended to all (you don’t need to be a stitchery guild member to attend). Come and play with embroideries and stitched items and build a drummed cover accordion book!
When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Martha Cole
To register or for more information contact Leann at: email@example.com or by phone: 306-585-2333 (day) / 306-775-2399 (pm)
If you weren’t a participant in the Book Swap that is just finishing, but would like to attend as a spectator of all of the ooey-gooey-booky-goodness please attend our swap date on Feb. 17th in Davidson, SK. There will also be a show-and-tell portion, and you are more than welcome to participate at the show-and-tell by displaying and talking about your own finished projects, coming to get feedback on works in progress, or just float around some ideas for future work. Come for the books, stay for the company!
Here are the details:
Sat. Feb. 17th
10am – 4pm
Davidson Town Hall
We won’t be organizing a lunch, so please bring your own bagged lunch or there are a few shops in and around town such as Co-op and Subway where you can purchase a lunch.
If you would like to attend as a guest, please fill out an RSVP
An exhibition of works from Murray Library Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon is on display in the Link Gallery until the end of March 2018.
The Link Gallery is located on the first floor of the Murray Library, and is open during library hours. You can read more about the display here.