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Word on the Street Saskatoon

 CBBAG Saskatchewan will be participating in this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon. If you are interested in being part of the event —helping with set-up or take-down, doing a demonstration, showing work— please contact either Kristina Komendant or Kate Hodgson for further details using the contact form below.



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May Book Bee in Regina

Book Bee! Come and work on all of your UFOs (unfinished objects) in a fun, social, environment.
Sat. May 6th, 2017
1:00 – 5:30pm – then we’ll share in a potluck hot pot supper, come and go for whenever you can make it
private residence (recreation room), email cbbagsk@gmail.com for the location and to RVSP
We’ll work from 1:00 pm to about 5:30 pm, and then share a potluck style hot pot afterwards. Never had hot pot before? Everyone brings a food item to share and cook in the hot pot (broth), items like veggies, mushrooms, different kinds of tofu & fish cakes, and meats. Sauces will be provided. If you have any allergies/food restrictions let us know when you RVSP.

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Year-end Wrap-up

The final get-together of CBBAG Saskatchewan before the start of summer was held yesterday in Davidson. The pouring rain made it a good day to spend inside engaged in book-related activities.

The morning started off with Cathryn Miller presenting a slide show of altered books, both other people’s and her own.



Cathryn answering a question

Cathryn answering a question

The rest of the morning was spent making a special version of CBBAG PIE, a book shaped like a pie wedge that includes its own pie server.


Everyone worked hard to get their books finished by lunchtime.

Cathryn explaining a step

Cathryn explaining a step


Explaining another step

Explaining another step


Busy hands

Busy hands

We broke for lunch, generously provided by Leann (with a little help from others) before more book activities in the afternoon.


Several people had brought work to share at Show and Tell.

Showing a book

Demonstrating a diorama

Show and tell 1

Show and tell 2

Show and tell 3

Show and tell 4

The afternoon was filled with cheerful discussions and shared enthusiasm.

A discussion

Leann finished off the afternoon by telling the group about the exciting events she and Robin have planned to begin in the fall.  You will need to watch this space for upcoming announcements and registration information.

All photographs of the day’s activities were taken by Gail F. Chin.

If you want to make your own copy of the CBBAG Pie book, you can download the pdf here. Instructions for printing and assembly can be found on Cathryn Miller’s blog, along with the original Cabbage Pie book. Please note that the guides for scoring the pie page on the CBBAG Pie version are on the coloured (non-text) side.




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Susan Mills Introduction to Bookbinding

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!


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New Bookbinding Now podcast

This year is the first Toronto Art Book Fair, and Susan Mills has done a podcast interview with one of the curators, Leah Taylor, Associate Curator of the Kenderdine Art Gallery and College Building Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan. The subject of the podcast is Taylor’s curated exhibition Somewhere In The Middle, featuring work by Saskatchewan artists Amalie Atkins, Joi Arcand, Troy Grosdahl, Ellen Moffat, and Kara Uzelman.

You can find the podcast at Bookbinding Now on the June 15 post.



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“Light” Book Swap

I don’t want to post any spoiler photos until I have sent out the packages to our swap participants who couldn’t make the book swap event last weekend, but here are a few lovely photos of the day (mainly spoiler free)…

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our swap, it was a great event and we’re lucky to have such an awesome and talented book artist community here in our province. We might be small, but we are mighty!

Hopefully we’ll be able to host another one in the near future.

More pics coming soon.

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Passing the Torch – Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre

Currently at the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre – “Passing the Torch” – Textiles and Books, curated by Martha Cole as Mentor

This exhibit goes until April 26th and includes many artist books from local artists from Lumsden and area and CBBAG SK.

Here are a few sneak peaks if you haven’t seen the show yet (spoiler warning!):

Passing the Torch

just look at those cozy chairs… (and of course the books!)

Passing the Torch

Reception and Artist’s Talk on April 19th, 1-3:30 and dont’ forget to save the date for the Books Abound Book Fair on April 18th!

*update: regular hours for the LMLCC are:

Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday 12:30pm – 4:30pm

call ahead for holiday hours! 306-729-4484


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