Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

  • Boxmaking: The Clamshell Box with Joan Byers
    April 13 & 14, 2024 This two-day course will focus on making a clamshell box. Participants will be asked to bring an object or book of their choice and will learn how to measure, cut the materials both for the box itself and the covering and finishing materials.   Dates: April 13 & 14, 2024 (Saturday & Sunday) Time: ...

Past workshops

  • Cloth and Paper-Covered Hardcover Book
    Cloth and Paper-Covered Hardcover Book with Joan Byers March 2 & 3, 2024 This two day workshop will focus on the basic principles of bookbinding while making a small hardcover book. Paper folding, sewing, cutting, bookbinding tools and more will be covered. Dates: March 2 & 3, 2024 (Saturday & Sunday) Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $180.00 (materials will ...
  • Bookbinding I: October/November 2023
    CBBAG Bookbinding I with Joan Byers, October 28 to November 1, 2023 This is a five full-day course from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) which introduces the various tools, materials, sewing methods, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. We will start by making simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of two small ...
  • Bookbinding I: August 2023
    CBBAG Bookbinding I with Joan Byers, August 8 to 12, 2023 Note: This offering of BB1 was unable to proceed due to low enrolment. This is a five full-day course from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) which introduces the various tools, materials, sewing methods, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. We will start by ...
  • Bookbinding I: April/May 2022
    CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers April 23, 24, 25 & April 29, 30, May 1 2022 This is a six full-day course from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) which introduces the various tools, materials, sewing methods, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. You start with the making of simple pamphlets and proceed to the ...
  • Dropped Spine Binding Workshop (March 2020)
    Dropped Spine Binding Workshop With Joan Byers March 21 & 22, 2020 In this two day workshop we focus on binding a blank book with a dropped spine, allowing the book to open flat once bound. This will be a small hardcover book with a cloth spine (If you were in the previous “making book cloth workshop”, you ...
  • Workshop: Cloth Rebacking
    Workshop: Clock Rebacking With Lorraine Butler April 25 & 26, 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) Learn to restore a cloth-bound, hardcover book, retaining the original cover and spine and rebuilding it structurally. Students can bring their own books to work, subject to suitability. No larger than 8” high, ideally about 5-6”. The text block needs to be intact, as ...
  • Super Sewing!
    Super Sewing! With Joan Byers June 15, 2019 (Saturday) Learn some different ways of attaching individual signatures to a cover to create a decorative pattern. In this workshop we will learn how to figure out the geometry and logical sewing sequences needed to create at least three different pamphlet bindings. You will make a one signature, a two ...
  • Bookbinding I: April 2019
    CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14, 2019 This is a six full-day course from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) which introduces the various tools, materials, sewing methods, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. You start with the making of simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of ...
  • Make an Impression!
    Make an Impression! A mini workshop with Joan Byers and Lorraine Douglas October 28, 2018 (Sunday) Embossing is a way of making an impression in relief on paper so that it stands out. Learn two ways of embossing and debossing. The first method uses dry paper embossed by hand and the second is with damp paper on a ...
  • Fold – A – Rama
    Fold – A – Rama Folded books inspired by Hedi Kyle With Joan Byers November 18, 2018 (Sunday) With the recent release of Hedi Kyle’s “The Art of the Fold” there is fresh enthusiasm for folding paper into innovative book and paper structures. Come and enjoy learning how to fold the perfect accordion and create a few of Hedi’s very ...