Last Weekend to see Gathered Threads

It’s your last chance to see the group show I’m part of: Gathered Threads.  There are so many talented artists in this show, I’m honoured to be included.  It’s a gorgeous collection of fibre art that you won’t want to miss!

Gathered Threads is a curated group exhibition of textile and fibre artists.

January 18th – February 4th, 2018
Reception January  20th, 2-4pm
Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. W., Toronto

For hours & more info, please see show website here.

Paperhouse Studio + Sprouts Press!

On February 10, I’ll be teaching a new class at Paperhouse Studios: Painted Covers Bookbinding!!  I already love working with the fine folks at Paperhouse, and am really looking forward to introducing this class their.

Join us for a day of unique bookbinding! Students will learn basic paper decorating techniques using acrylic paint and how to bind a variation of the pamphlet stitch, and the bowtie stitch. Everyone will leave with 2 finished, hand bound, customized books.

When:  Saturday February 10, 2018. 11am – 3pm
Where: Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

Gathered Threads

I’m pleased to share that I’ll have a few book work pieces in the latest gallery show at Graven Feather!  “Gathered Threads” is a curated group show of textile artists that explore the use of fibre.  The opening reception is this saturday January 20, (tomorrow), 2pm – 4pm and I’d love to see you there.

Carolyn Eady | Saskia van Kampen | Pam Lobb | Bri Hoy| Born Solo Die Solo | Tammy Ratcliff | Janet Potter | Deniz Seker | Amy Rogers | Irina Schestakowich | Mickey Agnelli | Sarah Gaby-Trotz

Jan 18th – Feb 4th

Exhibition Hours
Thursday, Friday Saturday 12-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm

For more details, please see the show facebook event page here.

2018 Workshops!

The first workshops of the year are just around the corner!  Registration is open and I’d love to see you in class.  Beginners are welcome as are more seasoned bookbinders.

Painted Longstitch/Linkstitch
Learn how to hand bind a soft cover book using the Longstitch Linkstitch technique!  First, students will learn basic paper decorating techniques using acrylic paint and a variety of implements.  Then students will incorporate these papers and bind it all into a book using Longstitch/Linkstitch.

When: Saturday February 3, 2018. 10am – 5pm
Where: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

Boxing Week Sale!

Let me start by saying how grateful I am to everyone who supports what I do.  Whether it’s making purchases, visiting shows, taking my workshops, or offering words of encouragement during crunch times – I truly appreciate all of it!  Thank You!!

So, I’m pleased to offer my annual Boxing Week Sale again this year.  I hope you’ll take a look and maybe treat yourself to something special.

-Everything in my Etsy shop is on sale for 30% off, when you order 2 or more items (any items!!  Yippee!)
-No coupon codes needed.
-Sale is open worldwide.
-Sale ends December 31, 2017.

Happy Holidays and have fun!


Last Show of the Season: Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Market

It’s the last show of 2017 for Sprouts Press!  Be sure to stop by and say Hello and pick up a last minute gift!

When: Saturday December 16, 11am – 5:30pm
Where: Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Ave at College

For more information & to see the lookbook of vendors, go here.

Workshop Wednesday!

Join me on Wednesday April 12 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm for a beginner class in bookbinding!

Everyone will hand bind their own notebook using traditional bookbinding techniques, and then letterpress print the cover on one of the vintage presses at the museum.

Sound like fun?  Go here to register:

See You at the Paper Fair!

picture3Today’s the day!  Sprouts Press will be at the Valentine’s Day Paper Fair!!  Expect lots of handmade goodies from myself and other talented, local makers: stationery, greeting cards, enamel pins, journals and more!

PRO TIP: Be one of the first 50 folks through the doors and get a free swag bag!!

What: Valentine’s Day Paper Fair
When: Saturday February 4, 2017.  12noon till 5pm.
Where: Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide Street East, Toronto

For more information, please see the event listing here.

February: International Correspondence Writing Month!

February just got a whole lot better.  Why? Because it’s International Correspondence Writing Month! (InCoWriMo for short)

To participate, all you have to do is hand write and mail/deliver one piece of correspondence a day for the month of February.  This can be letters, postcards, notes, cards, etc.  And it can be to anyone; strangers, public figures, friends, family, etc.  You can write to a different person each day, the same person every day, or any combo in between!  collageit

And good news, if you want to keep all this correspondence organized, take a look at Sprouts Press’ Correspondence Journals!  You may remember them from last year’s One of a Kind Christmas Show (maybe you got one as a gift?).  They’re finally available online, take a look here.  More colours are being added daily, so keep your eyes peeled!

Or, if you prefer to shop in person, I’ll have a selection of Correspondence Journals, amongst other hand bound journals, available at the Paper Fair this saturday (February 4, 2017) at Toronto’s First Post Office.  Please go here for details.

Want more information about InCoWriMo?  Check out the official website here.

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