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.
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.
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.
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 Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Instructor: Susan Mills
Cost: $135 + GST and service fees (includes materials)
Register on line here.