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 Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Instructor: Susan Mills
Cost: $135 + GST and service fees (includes materials)
Register on line here.
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 Studio, 300 – 1954 Angus Sttreet, Regina, SK
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot.
For more information, please see the event page on Facebook.
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.
Participants also enjoyed a short show and tell session during the lunch break.
(All photos by David G. Miller.)