Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

  • Bookbinding I CBBAG Bookbinding I With Joan Byers August 4-6, 11-13 2018 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 a simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of two hardcover books. This ...

Past workshops

  • Reflection & Impression: Applying Gold Leaf to Paper With Suzanne Moore Dates: (Saturday through Monday) April 21 – 23, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm By experimenting with gilding on a variety of papers using patent gold leaf with diluted PVA and a wide choice of tools, and by impressing thin materials into gilded papers by hand and with a press, you will accomplish an ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...