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 email@example.com 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.)
Looking for a book-related activity this summer? Creative Commons YXE, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK, Canada may have what you want.
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. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.
All materials and the use of tools are included.
Susan Mills has been binding books and teaching bookbinding for a quarter century! She is on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and of The Center for Book Arts in New York.
Dates: Sundays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, July 10th and 17th
Instructor: Susan Mills
Cost: $135 + GST (includes materials)
Don’t delay: this will fill up quickly!
Those of you who attended the Long and Linkstitch workshop on Saturday heard Susan Mills talk about apprenticing with Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts, New York City. I thought it might be interesting for everyone to have a look at some of his work. If you are viewing on a computer, click on the image to get the full screen view. Press escape to exit full screen mode. If you are viewing on a smart phone or tablet, click on open publication just below the bottom left corner of the image. This will take you directly to the issuu website.