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Mini Star Book Workshop

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.

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Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills, Saskatoon, SK


Do you want to get things together in book form? Or make yourself a custom notebook? Have you ever wondered just how a book is made? In this workshop you will learn the basics of hand binding. We will cover hand tools, materials and adhesives. We will make paperback and hardcover books, glued and sewn books, single sheet and ‘signature’ books and even an accordion book. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome. No prior bookbinding experience necessary.
When: March 10th & 11th, 10 am to 4 pm (both days)
Where: Void Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK
Instructor: Susan Mills
Cost: $135+ GST and service fees (includes all materials)

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Coptic Link Stitch Books – Saskatoon Workshop with Susan Mills

The Coptic link stitch binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is named for the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. The books are quick to sew, flat when open, constructed without glue and are very sturdy. Today, the best known Coptic books leave the sewing and the spine uncovered. A historical alternative is to case-in the books, resulting in books that look conventional but are still quick to sew, and open flat. Participants will construct one of each. No prior bookbinding experience necessary.

​When: Saturday, March 18th, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Void Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK
Instructor: Susan Mills
Cost: $75+ GST (includes all materials)

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Drummed Cover and Other Great Accordions Workshop with Martha Cole – Regina, SK

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The Regina Stitchery Guild is holding a workshop with Martha Cole on March 3rd and attendance is extended to all (you don’t need to be a stitchery guild member to attend). Come and play with embroideries and stitched items and build a drummed cover accordion book!

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: TBA

Investment: $50

Instructor: Martha Cole

To register or for more information contact Leann at: the5cliffords@shaw.ca or by phone: 306-585-2333 (day) / 306-775-2399 (pm)

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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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Himalayan Paper Workshop, Regina

Himalayan paper making technique, using poured pulp. In this workshop you will learn the basics of paper making. How to embed objects and textural items. How to make thicker papers for embossing. You will leave with your handmade paper!

INSTRUCTOR: Gerda Osteneck

COST: $70

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio, 300 – 1954 Angus Street, Regina, SK

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Basic Paper Making Workshop, Regina

PART I – BASICS

Basic paper making, with minimal equipment.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of making paper pulp (using recycled materials & purchased pulp). Where to buy and how to make screens & decals. How to dry the paper and how to store the pulp. You will leave with your handmade paper!

PART II – PAPER PROJECT

Come back & make a project with your paper.
This workshop will focus on making small books and cards with your handmade paper.

You can register for PART I & PART II together or separately.

DATE & TIME & COST:

PART I: November 18th, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm ($130)
PART II: November 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ($40)

INSTRUCTOR: Gerda Osteneck

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio300 – 1954 Angus Sttreet, Regina, SK

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