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CBBAG SK Book Swap, Guests Welcome!

Hey Everyone,

If you weren’t a participant in the Book Swap that is just finishing, but would like to attend as a spectator of all of the ooey-gooey-booky-goodness please attend our swap date on Feb. 17th in Davidson, SK. There will also be a show-and-tell portion, and you are more than welcome to participate at the show-and-tell by displaying and talking about your own finished projects, coming to get feedback on works in progress, or just float around some ideas for future work. Come for the books, stay for the company!

Here are the details:

Sat. Feb. 17th
10am – 4pm
Davidson Town Hall
Davidson, SK
We won’t be organizing a lunch, so please bring your own bagged lunch or there are a few shops in and around town such as Co-op and Subway where you can purchase a lunch.
If you would like to attend as a guest, please fill out an RSVP.

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Book Making Classes with Martha Cole, 2 spots left! Lumsden, SK

PORTABLE GALLERY (pictured left):

Instructor:  Martha Cole

Level:  Beginner, Intermediate

This is a simple accordion which provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit 9 individual artworks—needlework, stitching, small drawings, photographs, miscellanea. Each flap consists of a solid backing and a window frame into which you can insert the artwork. The length of the accordion can be extended further in future models.  The finished piece can be compressed down for storage and transportation.

This workshop will appeal to anyone interested in finding ways to display small artworks, including those who do scrap booking and artist trading cards.  Each student will bring their own choice of artworks to be built into the Portable Gallery (some homework required).

BACK TO THE FOLD – Interlocking Accordion (pictured right):

Instructor:  Martha Cole

Level: Intermediate

The Interlocking Accordion offers another dramatic way to exhibit artworks.  It allows for more interaction between the various works than a regular accordion because “pages” can be moved forward.  Participants will bring any number of options for the images that will be used in this model–small, finished stitched or quilted works, collages, textile samplers, artist trading cards, as well as simply photographs or magazine clippings.

Here is an opportunity to polish skills you may already have and to learn a whole new model.  This workshop may launch further study with Martha to explore possibilities for the interlocking accordion.


  1. E-mail your intention to register to:, specify the workshop(s) you wish to attend.  If you are a non-resident your name will be put on a waiting list.
  2. Confirm your registration by sending your payment for the class(es) by:
  • mailing cheque to Lumsden Arts Council, Box 1214, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0; or
  • bring to ArtSpace, Centennial Hall on Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon; or

Preference is given to residents of Lumsden and District registered 2 weeks prior to each workshop. Spots are allocated according to the date we receive your registration fee. Nonresidents are welcome when space is available (and it is!). Register for classes as above and we’ll confirm your spot 13 days prior or move your name to the waiting list should the class be full.

For more information contact:

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Beginner Bookbinding Workshop – Saskatoon

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: The Open Storefront Project, 725 Broadway Avenue (next to Calories), Saskatoon

Ever wanted to self-publish a chapbook of your poetry, but wanted to make it a little fancier than just stapling some pages together? Then this workshop is for you! Learn three basic bookbinding methods, and take home the books you make!

This workshop is being hosted by The Open Storefront Project, which is sponsored by Calories restaurant.

Cost: A suggested donation of $10 to cover cost of materials

Spaces are limited, so please email to secure a spot.

For more information, please see the event page on Facebook.

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Lumsden and District Arts Council Workshops

The Lumsden and District Arts Council is offering two workshops this winter that may be of interest! Priority for registration is given to local residents up to 2 weeks before each class (“local” means you live within the Lumsden school district), but if there are spots left others can join!

Making Your Mark… An Introduction to Wheat Paste Paper Decoration


date:  Sunday, February 5

time:  9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

location:  Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

Wheat Paste is an incredibly expressive medium which allows you to embed “your mark” directly on a wide range of papers and fabrics. Think “finger painting for adults” – making marks and designs with simple tools, stencils and stamps.  We will then start adding multiple layers with other collage materials, colored pencils, and felt pens.  

They’re fun and easy to make.  You’ll go home with a large supply of unique papers for future projects – for cards, collages, book covers, or gift wrappings.

Book Yourself In


date:  Sunday, February 12

time:  9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

location:  Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

In this workshop you will learn the folding, cutting, and some simple sewing procedures involved in making both paper and hard covered books as well as the basics of bookmaking.  We’ll then proceed to variations of accordion books – some are sewn, some are simply folded, and all of them are fun!  All are easy, quick books and ideal as handcrafted gifts.  Books are a wonderful way to use your own handmade and/or decorated papers as well as combining with other commercial and recycled papers. No bookbinding experience is necessary.

Fees and Registration

Fees for each class are $75 for members and $85 for non-members. Membership fees are $10 per year.

To register, or for more information, please contact:

To ensure your place in the class send a cheque made out to Lumsden and District Arts Council to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK, S0G 3C0 or bring the cheque to ArtSpace on Tuesday morning or Thursday evening.


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(Original image: cover of The American Woman, December 1919.)

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Impromptu Book Bee – This Saturday

There will be an impromptu Book Bee in Regina happening this Saturday!

Bring all of your half finished projects to work on or new things you want to try out in a fun, social, and supportive environment. Bring your show and tell and we’ll enjoy the day working together.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016

Time: 10 am – 3 pm – Bring an item for lunch, we’ll be having a potluck!

Place: Private Residence (Community Room), Regina, SK, please email for directions and details.

Cost: Free!!

Members and non-members are welcome.

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Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Regina -Book”ish” Workshops

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.

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