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Hand Lettering & Accordion Book Palooza: A Day in Davidson

Come and play with Kristina Komendant and Leann Clifford! It’s a Palooza like no other!
Kristina will head up the morning, which will be filled with hand lettering exploration.
In the afternoon, Leann will guide us through seeing how many different ways we can create a one page accordion style book.
When: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Where: Davidson Community Centre, 206 Washington Avenue, Davidson, SK
Please bring your own lunch, or you can purchase one at a handful of businesses in town. Supplies list TBA.
$30 for CBBAG members
$40 for non-members
* update: Materials

An extra $10 will be collected for materials, please also bring:

  • mechanical pencil
  • ruler
  • cutting mat
  • mat knife (I prefer the yellow x-acto type, but any with a blade that does not wobble will do the job)
  • extra blades
  • bone folder(s)
  • glue stick
  • two sided tape
  • if you do not have any of these supplies please email cbbagsk@gmail.com and we will bring extras for you!
This workshop is limited to 12 participants (at all skill levels) and registration is based on a first come, first served basis. To register, please email: cbbagsk@gmail.com

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The Accordion and Fold Book Workshop

CBBAG Saskatchewan hosted an accordion and fold book workshop in Davidson on Sunday October 2. Led by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press, the ten participants made three simple accordion books using three different methods, two boustrophedon books, a model of Hedi Kyle’s panel book, two different flexagons, and an interlocked band closure.

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Participants also enjoyed a short show and tell session during the lunch break.

 

(All photos by David G. Miller.)

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Year-end Wrap-up

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.

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Cathryn answering a question

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.

CBBAG PIE

Everyone worked hard to get their books finished by lunchtime.

Cathryn explaining a step

Cathryn explaining a step

 

Explaining another step

Explaining another step

 

Busy hands

Busy hands

We broke for lunch, generously provided by Leann (with a little help from others) before more book activities in the afternoon.

Lunch

Several people had brought work to share at Show and Tell.

Showing a book

Demonstrating a diorama

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Show and tell 2

Show and tell 3

Show and tell 4

The afternoon was filled with cheerful discussions and shared enthusiasm.

A discussion

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.

 

 

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Long & Linkstitch Books with Susan Mills

Yesterday was the first in a planned, ongoing series of workshops called Day in Davidson. All twelve participants were able to attend and had a good time learning to sew longstitch and linkstitch books under the excellent instruction of Susan Mills. Most of this post is pictures of Susan’s hands, as she taught by demonstrating each step of the process. Here are some of Susan’s books to give you an idea of what we were learning.

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Setting up the workspaces:

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Susan about to begin:

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Learning the steps:

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We had a bit of show and tell at lunchtime. Here Kathy Hamre explains the structure of a travel book that she made.

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And as a demonstration of the diligence of Susan’s students, here’s a picture of Robin Canham working very hard!

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Everyone had a wonderful time. This was a great start to the Day in Davidson series. Thanks to Susan for her excellent instructions and for generously donating the materials for the workshop.

(Photo credit: all images in this post, except the one of Susan’s examples at the start, were taken by Gail F. Chin.)

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