Last two shows of 2018!

Join me this weekend for my last two shows of 2018!  I’d love to see you, if you can make it to either one.

On Saturday it’s the Kidicarus Holiday Craft Show!  Here you can find a curated line up of vendors with all sorts of handmade wares.  From pottery, to jewellery, to handbound books!

And on Sunday it’s the Bound Book Arts Fair!  Held at the gorgeous Arts & Letters Club, plan to dig deep into book and paper arts at this show and find letterpress, bookbinding, book arts, paper marbling, screenprinting, relief printing and more!

DETAILS:

Handmade Holiday Craft Show (hosted by Kidicarus)

When: Saturday December 8 2018, 11am – 7pm
Where:Church of St Stephen-in-the-field, 365 College St, Toronto

For more information, please go here.

 

Bound Book Arts Fair
When: Sunday December 9, 2018  11am – 5pm
Where: Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto (near Yonge & Dundas)

For more information, please go here.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

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The Art & Craft of Tiny Books: A Workshop

Next weekend I’m debuting a brand new bookbinding class: The Art & Craft of Tiny Books.  There are still a few spaces so I wanted to invite you to join in the fun!  

It’s a two day class, and we’ll explore 4 different structures, each one teaching different bookmaking skills.  We’ll re-purpose old books, use fancy papers, and bits and remnants from previous projects.  

Of course, this means that there will be time to play with materials and personalize your set of books, making them perfect for gifting or keeping.

Everyone will leave with at least 4 finished mini books, but likely more as time permits.

If I’ve piqued your interest, here are the details you need:

When: Saturday & Sunday December 1 & 2, 2018 (10am – 5pm both days)
Where: CBBAG Bindery, 180 Shaw St.

For more information & to register, please go here.

*Please note that registration closes Wednesday at 11:59pm.

New Autumn

Normally, this time of year, I’m in the thick of One of a Kind Show prep, set-up and organizing booth helpers.  It’s all about schlepping my product to the show, planning meals for days and how on earth I’m going to balance the online shop with 11 hour days at the show.  My heart goes out to all my amazing colleagues steeped in that world right now! Today is the opening day of this year’s One of a Kind and many makers are eager to share that part of their souls that is their creations!  Go and say Hi, wander the aisles and see what your local artists, designers and makers have been up to these past few months.  Trust me, it’s worth your time.  I’m going!  As a visitor.

But for me, this year is a bit different. I’ve decided to take a break from that show and focus on smaller shows that spotlight my craft specifically, and the Etsy teams I’m a member of.  And I’m even trying out a new show hosted by one of my most favourite printmaking/paper shops in the city (so exciting!!).

Take a minute and check out the Upcoming Shows section of my website to see where I’ll be selling my wares in person.  I’d love to see you there – stop by and say Hi if you can!

Don’t forget that I’ve got an awesome Cyber Week Sale going in my Etsy shop till November 26, 2018!  Go here for details.

Wordless Wednesday 07.11.18

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New Bookbinding Class – this December!

My newest bookbinding class is open for registration!  It’s a fun one that I’m really looking forward to, something a little different than I normally teach, but love making for myself.

“The Art & Craft of Tiny Books” is the title of the class, and it’s running this December – less than a month away!
A bit more about the class:

This two-day class explores 4 different mini book structures, each teaching different bookmaking skills.

We’ll re-purpose old books, use fancy papers, and bits and remnants from previous projects. There will be time to play with materials and personalize your set of books, making them perfect for gifting or keeping.

Everyone will leave with at least 4 finished mini books, but likely more as time permits.

When: Saturday December 1 – Sunday December 2, 10am – 5pm each day.
Where: CBBAG Bindery, 180 Shaw St., Toronto

For more information & to register, please see the CBBAG website here.

Wordless Wednesday 03/10/18

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New Bookbinding Class – This Fall!

I’ve got a brand new class coming up!  It’s for all of you who know the basics of bookbinding and are looking for the next skill to build on what you’ve already learned.

It’s a two day class, and I’ll teach a variation of the Coptic stitch, and some fun contemporary variations of stab bindings.  I’ll also be teaching two different styles of hard covers!!

What: Coptic & Stab Bindings: Exposing the Possibilities
When: Saturday September 15 & Sunday September 16, 2018: 10am – 5pm
Where: CBBAG Bindery, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

For more full details & to register, please go here.

Open House!

This evening CBBAG (Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild) is hosting an Open House to celebrate the new bindery!!

DATE: Thurs March 29, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
PLACE: 180 Shaw Street Suite 102
*New Location n. of Queen St. W.

For more details about the evening, like activities, prizes and more, go here.

 

Making Artist’s Books: Join me!

Even though it’s not till the end of the month, I’m really looking forward to this new bookbinding class I’ll be teaching at CBBAG; ‘End to End Artist’s Books’!

It’s a collaborative-style class, where we all work together to create a gorgeous intermingling cover. Then I’ll teach everyone a few bookbinding techniques using these covers.  Everyone leaves with a finished project, and all skill levels are welcome!

What: ‘End to End Artist’s Book’, a bookbinding workshop
When: Saturday September 3 – Sunday October 1: 10am – 5pm both days
Where: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 180 Shaw St., Unit 102, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

*Brand New Bookbinding Workshop!*

It’s finally here!  My brand new, in real life, bookbinding workshop is open for registration!  

This class is being held at the new CBBAG bindery here in Toronto.  The focus for this workshop is mark-making with a collaborative effort.  Then we’ll transform these pieces into handbound soft cover books using a few bindings.  It’s a two day class and I can’t wait to share this technique with everyone!

If you’re not an artist, it’s not a problem; I’ll walk everyone through the steps and give ample time for exploration.  Here are the details:

What: End to End Artist’s Books
When: Saturday September 30 – Sunday October 1 (2 days); 10am – 5pm each day.
Where: CBBAG Bindery, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto (Artscape Youngplace).

For more info, full class description and to register for this workshop, please go here.