Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

  • 25 Books for Christmas CBBAG BC Islands Fall Workshop With Joan Byers November 18 & 19, 2017 One Christmas Carol for each of the days leading to Christmas In this workshop we will make 25 different book structures in pamphlet form. Different page folding (using 8 1/2″ x 11″ size paper) from single sheets to signatures and folding/cutting variations. The covers will also ...

Past workshops

  • Bookbinding I CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers September/October 2017 Dates: (Friday through Sunday) September 30, October 1, 2 and October 14, 15, 16 2017 Six day course introduces the variety of tools, materials and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. The course starts with the making of several simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books. Cost – ...
  • Oriental Binding Workshop with Joan Byers Date July 8 (Saturday) and July 9 (Sunday) 2017 Description This two day workshop will focus on Lise Dubois’ “Oriental binding”. Cost/Registration Fee $100 + materials (for CBBAG members) $120 + materials (for non-members) Cancellation Policy: Full payment by cheque or money order must accompany registration. Should you have to cancel your registration; a full refund will be made if your request ...
  • Chinese Folded Sewing Book with Trisha Klus Date May 6, 2017 (Saturday) – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Description This book is made entirely of 13 folded boxes and enclosures that unfold layer by layer. Although the book looks complicated, it is not difficult to make and its size and format can easily be adapted. It is based on the Zhen Xian Bao, (a ...
  • Paper Repair with Lorraine Butler Date April 30, 2017 (Sunday) Description This class will cover repairing of tears using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste, filling in missing areas of pages using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste, unfolding dog-eared pages correctly and flattening wrinkled pages. There will be a discussion about various Japanese papers and the reasons for choosing a certain ...
  • Binding the “Flowers of Heraldry” (workshop) Binding the “Flowers of Heraldry” by Vera Ibbett (1977), Alcuin Society Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 25/26, 2015 Location: Joan and Ginny’s Studio – North Saanich Cost: $75.00 for CBBAG and Alcuin Society members, $105.00 for non-members. Plus $20.00 for materials payable to the instructor on the first day. In this two day workshop we focus on binding a ...
  • CBBAG Bookbinding I CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers Dates: Friday through Sunday October 23,24,25 and 30,31 and November 1 2015 Six day course introduces the variety of tools, materials and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. The course starts with the making of several simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books. Cost – Course Fee: $445.00 + ...
  • The French Box (workshop) The French Box – February 14, 2016 class With Lorraine Douglas Description: This one day workshop will introduce the French Box – a beautiful versatile container for books and objects like jewellery and more.  You will learn how to custom fit the container to the size you need for your items.  The structure is sturdy and provides easy ...
  • CBBAG Bookbinding I CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers  (CBBAG membership is required) Dates: Saturday/ Sunday April 2/3, 9/10 and 16/17 2016 Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. If these dates do not work for you and you are interested in the course, please contact Joan for further planning. This six day course is based on the fundamentals ...
  • Paper Repair (workshop) Instructor:  Lorraine Butler Venue: Meadland Bindery, Brentwood Bay, B.C.   Date and Time: June 26, 2016 10:00 – 3:00 Materials: Supplies for the workshop are $10.00 per person in addition to the registration fee and are payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. Details of Workshop This class will cover repairing of tears using Japanese paper and ...
  • CBBAG Bookbinding III with Dan Mezza (A CBBAG Foundation Course) Dates February 10, 2017 – Leather Preparation (pre-requisite for the course) February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, 2017 Description This course introduces the advanced techniques used for traditional leather covered, fine binding structures. Participants will make two models, both with sewn endbands, attached boards, covered in half leather. The first model ...