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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 Fun, Saskatoon

Did you have a chance to say “hi” to Kate and Kristina at Word on the Street?
They reported that they had a terrific day weather wise and the booth was busy! Likely due to the fact that the CBBAG SK booth was located right in front of the Broadway Theatre – so we had a great location!
Kate and Kristina even brought along a few little books to sell as a fundraiser for CBBAG SK.
A great success and a lot of interest was generated.


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Susan Mills @ Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon

unnamedSusan Mills is publishing 200 glow-in-the-dark field notebooks at the fourth annual Nuit Blanche Saskatoon 2017, on September 30. The purple paper covers are handmade of local plants, the covers are printed with glow-in-the-dark ink and the books are sewn with glow-in-the-dark thread. Stop by and bind a copy to keep, in the parking space behind Village Green Thrift Store on 20th Street and Ave B. All ages but children should be accompanied by an adult. More information on this free art festival at

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CBBAG SK @ Word on the Street, Saskatoon

If you are planning on attending Word on the Street, make sure you stop by and say “hi!” at the CBBAG SK booth!

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CBBAG SK members will be in attendance again this year at the exhibitor marketplace, Sunday, Sept. 24th, located at Broadway and 10th Street, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be some hands-on demos and of course you can chat about all things book-ish so don’t miss it.

This event is free to the public!

For more details, check out the Word on the Street website.

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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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New Work

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.


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