2023WKSP- 13 Detangling Fear - the Double Needle Link Stitch

  • 27 May 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Howard Iron Works Museum, Oakville ON
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In-Person Workshop: Detangling fear - the double needle link stitch with Margot Cudmore


We’ll start our exploration making small 2”x2” books using one piece of thread and 2 needles. Once we’ve mastered the pattern, we’ll challenge ourselves by adding 2 more stations with a gathered stitch in the middle. After that, we’ll introduce sewing over tapes, alternative cover options, and finally, 4 needles!


We’ll leave time for independent and collaborative play and really dig deep into the structure. Participants will have access to a tickle-trunk of goodies and be encouraged to put their new-found knowledge to work by adding their own twist to the structure. We’ll share and discuss our creations at the end.


Each participant will leave with 4-5 finished books.


Margot Cudmore is one-half of Pomegranate Letterpress + Design, located in Oakville, Ontario. She has taken many bookbinding and box making classes offered by CBBAG and the experts at Van Huizen Bindery, and lucky to be taught by Don Taylor, Rose Newlove, and Stuart Hill. She teaches classes to the Book Arts Group at the Burlington Public Library and offers private letterpress and bookbinding workshops. She loves learning new structures and tweaking them to make them easier, because she can be a little lazy. Her website can be found at https://pomegranateletterpress.com/




Location: Howard Iron Works Museum - 800 Westgate Road, Oakville, ON

Date: Sat May 27, 2023

Hours: 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Course fee: $ 125 members/non-members

Prerequisite: None, but see notes

Maximum enrollment: 10 Students

Materials: Included in the registration fee.

Registration closes: Mon, May 23, 2023, 11:59 PM

You are encouraged to bring these and any other tools you regularly use:

  • Awl, or another piercing tool
  • Bone folder, credit card, or large popsicle stick
  • Olfa or craft knife
  • Metal ruler, doesn’t need to be longer than 6”
  • Scissors
  • Pencil, eraser
  • old hardcover book approx. 5”x7” and about 1” thick to use as a sewing bench
  • Beeswax for waxing thread


This workshop does not have a formal prerequisite but will be most appropriate for participants who have some bookbinding experience.

For information on Howard Iron Works, please visit their website http://www.howardironworks.org/index.html

The HIW is accessible by public transportation on the Go train to Bronte Station.

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.


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. 

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