Opportunities

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Today I’m talking about opportunities to learn bookbinding.  If you missed registering for one of the classes at this weekend’s Etsy: Made in Canada show*, no worries!  I’ve got several more chances for you to learn the art and craft of bookbinding.

*I am teaching a now-sold out 1-hour class at the show, free to visitors who managed to snag a spot at the pre-registration, which happened online. 

Bookbinding Workshop – Coptic Binding
Learn how to craft your own hand bound, hardcover journal using discarded library books. Deconstruct a book and repurpose it into a new journal, using the coptic stitch to bind the book. Perfect for anyone looking to brush up on their coptic binding skills.
When: Saturday October 17, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Burlington Public Library, Brant Hills Branch 2255 Brant Street, Burlington, Ontario
For more information please go here.

Bookbinding Workshop
In this creative class, students will first learn basic expressive techniques to decorate paper and then how to transform this into soft cover hand bound books.  This is a hands-on class, everyone will leave with two finished projects.
When: Sunday October 18, 10am – 4pm
Where: Guelph School of Art, 12 Wyndham Street North, Guelph
For more information and to register, please go here.

Longstitch/Linkstitch Bookbinding Workshop
This workshop will introduce you to the basic process of hand decorating paper for use as book covers, and then how to incorporate it into a hand bound book using the Longstitch Linkstitch technique.
When: Saturday October 24, 10am – 1pm & Sunday December 13, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Graven Feather 906 Queen Street West, Toronto
For more information and to register, go here.

Hard Cover Arrow-Stitch Journal Workshop
Learn how to craft your own hand bound, hardcover journal. This workshop will introduce you to the tools of the trade, materials, and techniques to make a hard cover book. Using an arrow stitch to bind the book, everyone will leave with a finished project!
When: Saturday November 7, 10am – 1pm
Where: Graven Feather 906 Queen Street West, Toronto
For more information and to register, go here.

Learn with me

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I’m pleased to share an upcoming workshop I’ll be teaching in Burlington, Ontario: Book Arts 103.

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When: Saturday May 9, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Burlington Public Libary, Brant Hills Branch.  2255 Brant Street, Burlington

Spend the afternoon learning basic of bookbinding techniques and the tools of the trade.  Learn to make a soft cover book using the longstitch technique.  Students will leave with a finished project!

For more information and to register, please go here.

 

Book Arts 103

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A bookbinding workshop in Burlington, Ontario!DSC_0707I’m excited to announce that Sprouts Press has teamed up with the Burlington Public Library!  I’ll be teaching how to hand craft your own journal at the Brant Hills Library brand new Bookbinding Hub!

When: Saturday May 9, 1pm – 4pm (just in time for mothers’ day!!)
Where: Brant Hills Library, 2255 Brant Street, Burlington
What: I’ll be teaching the Longstitch binding, each student will leave with a finished softcover journal.

Not only is this amazing because there is a Bookbinding Hub in a library (brilliant!!), but also because I once worked at the library, many moons ago.  I’m really looking forward to this workshop, it’s going to be special!

To learn more and register, please visit the library’s website here.

SpringPop!

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Today marks the start of the SpringPop Pop Up Shop & Maker Mart!FullSizeRender

The show is located in beautiful downtown Burlington, right by the lake.  Sprouts Press will have some items there: lots of styles of journals and sketchbooks large and small, some mini book necklaces, ex libris bookplates and bookbinding kits!  There are so many talented artisans, artists and makers showcasing their work at this show, go and check it out if you’re able!

Where: 408 John St., Burlington, Ontario
When: April 17 *Opening: 6pm – 9pm, April 18: 10am – 6pm, April 19: 12pm – 5pm.

For more information, directions, etc, please go here.