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.
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.
There are two upcoming workshops at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina on Papermaking and Altered Books and Boxes. The dates on these workshops coincide with creating some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! They are being facilitated by Regina artist and CBBAG member Gerda Osteneck. Check below for more details on the workshops and register online.
The final get-together of CBBAG Saskatchewan before the start of summer was held yesterday in Davidson. The pouring rain made it a good day to spend inside engaged in book-related activities.
The morning started off with Cathryn Miller presenting a slide show of altered books, both other people’s and her own.
Cathryn answering a question
The rest of the morning was spent making a special version of CBBAG PIE, a book shaped like a pie wedge that includes its own pie server.
Everyone worked hard to get their books finished by lunchtime.
Cathryn explaining a step
Explaining another step
We broke for lunch, generously provided by Leann (with a little help from others) before more book activities in the afternoon.
Several people had brought work to share at Show and Tell.
The afternoon was filled with cheerful discussions and shared enthusiasm.
Leann finished off the afternoon by telling the group about the exciting events she and Robin have planned to begin in the fall. You will need to watch this space for upcoming announcements and registration information.
All photographs of the day’s activities were taken by Gail F. Chin.
If you want to make your own copy of the CBBAG Pie book, you can download the pdf here. Instructions for printing and assembly can be found on Cathryn Miller’s blog, along with the original Cabbage Pie book. Please note that the guides for scoring the pie page on the CBBAG Pie version are on the coloured (non-text) side.
Those of you who attended the Long and Linkstitch workshop on Saturday heard Susan Mills talk about apprenticing with Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts, New York City. I thought it might be interesting for everyone to have a look at some of his work. If you are viewing on a computer, click on the image to get the full screen view. Press escape to exit full screen mode. If you are viewing on a smart phone or tablet, click on open publication just below the bottom left corner of the image. This will take you directly to the issuu website.