WKSP-06 Bookbinding 3 – In Person

  • 16 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Don Taylor's Studio, Toronto
  • 5



In Person Workshop: Bookbinding 3 with Don Taylor

This course introduces the advanced techniques used for traditional leather covered, fine binding structures.

Participants will make two models, both with sewn headbands, attached boards, and covered in half leather. The first model will be sewn on recessed cords with a hollow tube construction; the second model will be sewn on raised cords with a tight back construction.

As part of enrollment in BB3, participants will be given access to the independent stream home study online workshop – An Introduction to Leather – from registration in this workshop to 30 days after the workshop ends.

Bookbinding 3 is one of the core courses required for the CBBAG Certificate.

Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He has taught for CBBAG since 1984. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at http://www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ 


Location: IN PERSON 222 Islington Ave, Unit 224, Toronto ON M8V 3W7

Length of workshop: 6 Days, All Sundays

Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, May 14, May 28

   NOTE – the workshop does not meet on Victoria Day weekend, Sun May 21

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Course fee: $630 members / $690 non-members / $485 full time student members

Materials fee: $50 payable to the instructor

Prerequisite: BB2, or permission of the instructor


Registration closes Sunday, April 9, 2023, 11:59 PM



Depending on public health status, masks may be required for registrants. Refusal to wear a mask is not grounds for a refund of workshop fees.

The full-time student rate is for CBBAG student members who are also full-time students at a secondary or post-secondary education institution in Canada. Proof of student status may be requested by the CBBAG registrar.

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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