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Book Presses for Sale

Book Presses for Sale (located in Regina):

  • one 18″ x 18″
  • two 14″ x 14″
  • one 15″ x 15″
$10 each
Please contact Lisa if you are interested.

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Articulate Ink Member’s Letterpress and Book Basics Workshop – Regina

When: Saturday, March 25, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Articulate Ink, 1843 Hamilton Street, Regina

This is an intensive one day workshop with Elizabeth Elich. She’ll be running an introductory workshop on letterpress and book binding. This workshop will be on March 25 from 11-4 and all materials will be provided. This workshop will discuss the history and uses of type, how to set and print, as well as introduce basic bookbinding techniques. Participants will leave with a small edition – which they will conceive, set, and print, as well as a small booklet which they will bind.

Please note: This workshop prioritizes Articulate Ink members, while it is open to the public, you should email Edie before registering at programming@articulateink.ca

For more information and tickets see the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/366779427040143/

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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 tonight.its.poetry@gmail.com to secure a spot.

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

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Saskatoon Update, January 4, 2017

Susan Mills will be having a solo artist exhibition at 330g Gallery in Saskatoon beginning January 20, 2017.

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Susan’s two-day Bookbinding course (Sundays, January 15 and 22) at Creative Commons YXE has one space left. More information can be found here. Creative Commons YXE will also be offering a Box Making course (Sundays, April 2 and 9) taught by Susan Mills. Information about the course and a link for registration can be found here.

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A Saskatoon Activities Update

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Susan Mills will have her Field Notebooks on sale at Void Gallery as part of the Small Works exhibition which runs until December 31. This edition is made from Saskatchewan plants.

She will also be teaching an Introductory Bookbinding workshop at Creative Commons YXE on two upcoming Sundays: January 15 and 22, 2017. Susan 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. On-line registration is available here.

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The Book Art of Richard Minsky

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.

 

 

 

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Long & Linkstitch Books with Susan Mills

Yesterday was the first in a planned, ongoing series of workshops called Day in Davidson. All twelve participants were able to attend and had a good time learning to sew longstitch and linkstitch books under the excellent instruction of Susan Mills. Most of this post is pictures of Susan’s hands, as she taught by demonstrating each step of the process. Here are some of Susan’s books to give you an idea of what we were learning.

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Setting up the workspaces:

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Susan about to begin:

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Learning the steps:

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We had a bit of show and tell at lunchtime. Here Kathy Hamre explains the structure of a travel book that she made.

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And as a demonstration of the diligence of Susan’s students, here’s a picture of Robin Canham working very hard!

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Everyone had a wonderful time. This was a great start to the Day in Davidson series. Thanks to Susan for her excellent instructions and for generously donating the materials for the workshop.

(Photo credit: all images in this post, except the one of Susan’s examples at the start, were taken by Gail F. Chin.)

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