2021WKSP-06 Miniature Books for Beginners

  • 06 Jun 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • ONLINE using Zoom
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Miniature Books for Beginners

Instructor: Arielle VanderSchans

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Duration: Sunday June 6, 2021

Hours: 1 pm - 4 pm *** Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time) ***

Course fee: $45 members / $105 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none^^


Registration closes: Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:59 PM

Presented by: Southwestern Ontario Chapter

Please note this is a live workshop and is not recorded.

Sign up today to spend a few hours learning how to make a miniature book!

This workshop will walk you through the steps to make a case-bound book that’s only 2 inches tall.

This little book is a great project for dipping your toes in, if you’ve never made a book before.

The tool/material list is created for those who have no bookbinding supplies.

Required Tools:


Mat knife or scalpel (just scissors will work too)

Cutting mat

12” ruler (and dividers if you have them)

Brush (for gluing if you use PVA)

Sewing needle

Binder clips/bulldog clips

Bone folder (if you have one)


Wax paper

Paper towel

Materials Required:

PVA Glue (if you don’t have this, a glue stick will work as well)

Thread (any thin sewing thread will do)

White paper (for the text block aka, the book’s pages – printer paper works great!)

Cardboard (cereal box thickness)

Colored paper (for the book cover/endpapers/spine, no cardstock)

If you have book cloth, you can use that for the spine

Online Workshop Process:

The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any required directions about materials preparation. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate.

Please note this is a live workshop only - nothing will be recorded.

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Arielle VanderSchans has studied bookbinding under Dan Mezza since 2016 and got her Certificate of Completion from CBBAG in 2019. She’s active in the Southwestern Ontario Chapter and on the national board. You can find her online at ariellesbindery.com and on Instagram: @ariellesbindery

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