Author Archives: Byopia Press

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.

DIY Mini Star Books

 

If you didn’t attend Cathryn Miller’s workshop on mini star books, you can still learn to make them. Instructions have been posted on the Byopia Press blog.

The classic star (also known as a Lotus Book) can be found here.

A triangular variation can be found here.

The third, and particularly ‘starry’ version, can be found here.

Have fun!

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Mini Star Book Workshop

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.

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The Bindings Book Swap

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.

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Book Arts Exhibition in Saskatoon

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.

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Box Making Workshop, Saskatoon

Just a quick reminder: Susan Mills will be teaching a two day box making workshop in Saskatoon, December 2nd and 3rd, 2017.

Build a classic “clamshell” book/portfolio box the first day. This storage box completely encloses the protected item and can be custom fitted to any size. Consisting of 3 basic parts – the lower tray, the upper tray and the outer case – it requires precise measuring and cutting. The boards will be pre-cut allowing for a positive box experience.

On the second day, you will make a hinged case. Japanese books are traditionally stored in hinged cases that fold around one or more volumes. This box is a variation of the book case. It can be made small (jewelry) or large (quilt) and can be made of many materials. Construct a prototype box as a basis for future boxes and cases – and – measure and cut all the boards by hand.

All materials and the use of tools are included.

Susan Mills has been binding books, making boxes, and and teaching these techniques for a quarter century! She is on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.

Dates: Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location: Void Gallery312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Instructor: Susan Mills

Cost: $135 + GST and service fees (includes materials)

Register on line here.

 

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Saskatoon Book Launch

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Word on the Street Saskatoon

 CBBAG Saskatchewan will be participating in this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon. If you are interested in being part of the event —helping with set-up or take-down, doing a demonstration, showing work— please contact either Kristina Komendant or Kate Hodgson for further details using the contact form below.

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