East End Folks: Upcoming Bookbinding Class!

I’ll be at the gorgeous studio-shop of Gotamago on June 9 teaching the popular Bookbinding Sampler class.  If you missed it last time, now’s your chance!

In this sampler-style bookbinding workshop students will learn the tools of the trade with easy, softcover bookbinding techniques to create unique, handmade books. Everyone will leave with three finished notebooks, made by (their own!) hand.

What: Bookbinding Sampler Workshop For Beginners
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Gotamago, 1231 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto

For more information and to register for this class, please go here.

See you in class!

Join us this Sunday for an afternoon of paper fun! In this class students will learn how to hand stitch your own Travelers Notebook inserts.

First, students will learn about the tools of the trade, then we’ll craft the notebooks in an easy to follow book binding method that is suitable for the Travelers Notebook REGULAR SIZE. We will have a selection of papers (grid, craft, etc), that will make for some amazing customized notebooks for your TN. One you learn the skills, you will be able to make all kinds of inserts in different sizes.

Suitable for beginners, everyone leaves with as many 4 or 5 inserts as they can make in the time allotted.

What: Travellers Notebook Insert Making – a Bookbinding Workshop
When: Sunday April 15, 2018.  1pm – 5pm
Where: Paper Plus Cloth, 1340 Queen Street West, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

(photo: Paper Plus Cloth)

The Wayzgoose

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair!!

Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors; since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with visitors from across Canada, as well as many international visitors.

The 40th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair will bring together a fascinating group of private press printers, bookbinders, print makers, paper marblers and other artisans to celebrate the art of the hand-made books – presenting their work to the public, renewing connections with colleagues, and sharing their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

**NEW THIS YEAR**  We have invited ten artisans to present a series of interactive demonstrations, which include: papermaking, hand setting type, letterpress printing, book binding, paper marbling and more!

Sound like fun?  One day only – don’t miss it!!

When: Saturday April 28, 2018. 9am – 5pm
Where:  Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario

For more information, please go here.

*New Workshop* Travelers Notebook Insert Making!

A brand new bookbinding workshop is scheduled for a couple of weeks away!  Join me at the beautiful and inspiring paper goods shop: Paper Plus Cloth for this new class.

Students will learn how to hand stitch your own Travelers Notebook inserts.  First, students will learn about the tools of the trade, then we’ll craft the notebooks in an easy to follow book binding method that is suitable for the Travelers Notebook REGULAR SIZE.  We will have a selection of papers (grid, craft, etc), that will make for some amazing customized notebooks for your TN. Once you learn the skills, you will be able to make all kinds of inserts in different sizes.

When: Sunday April 15, 2018  1pm – 5pm
Where: Paper Plus Cloth, 1340 Queen St. West, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

Sprouts Press + Gotamago

Time for another bookbinding workshop!

This Saturday I’ll be at Gotamago, in the east end of Toronto, teaching a class for beginners.  We’ll learn three different, easy bookbinding techniques and everyone leaves with finished notebooks!

When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
Place: Gotamago Studio-Shop, 1231 Woodbine Ave, Toronto
*For more information & to register, please see Gotamago’s website.

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.

 

*NEW* East End Bookbinding Workshop!

For the first time ever, Sprouts Press will be offering bookbinding classes in the east end of Toronto!!  I’ll be at the stunning Gotamago Studio – Shop on Woodbine, north of Bloor.

In this sampler-style bookbinding workshop students will learn the tools of the trade with easy, softcover bookbinding techniques to create unique, handmade books. Everyone will leave with three finished notebooks, made by (their own!) hand.

Carolyn will share several of the techniques she uses in a class suitable for beginners. Students will create three notebooks using different binding styles and paper selections. These handcrafted notebooks can be used as sketchbooks, diaries, travel journals, or as a special place to gather your thoughts.

*Bonus: While in class, take some time to browse the well-curated collection of handmade wares for sale.

What: Bookbinding Sampler Workshops for Beginners
When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Gotamago Studio – Shop, 1231 Woodbine Ave, Toronto

For more details & to register, please go here.

What the Fukunishi?

Opening reception is tomorrow, 2pm – 4pm at Graven Feather Gallery; 906 Queen St West!!!  There are a LOT of gorgeous pieces in this show, make it out if you can!

 

 

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Makeology: Spring Market!

I’m so happy to be returning to the Makeology show again this spring!  It’ll be held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton at the end of April.

Come on out and visit my table, I’ll be in the company of many other talented makers!

When: Sunday April 29, 11am – 5pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton

For more information, please see the show website here.