40th-WKSP-20 A “Case” of Mistaken Identity: the wall organizer that thinks it’s a book – In Person

  • 28 Jul 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Western Ontario, London ON
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In Person Workshop: A “Case” of Mistaken Identity: The wall organizer that thinks it’s a book! with Barbara Helander

Join Barb Helander as she leads you through the transformation of a quarter-bound English case into a file organizer. 

Using cloth and beautiful decorative papers as covering materials, the end result is a “blook” that will look stunning on the wall of any bindery, studio, workshop, or home office.  Use this fun wall organizer to hold receipts, instructions, notes, or snail mail.  

Over the course of her 35-year career, Barbara Helander has earned two degrees (B. Ed., M.Sc.- Clothing & Textiles); worked in apparel manufacturing; and was a professor of textiles at Seneca College. Barbara worked her way through the CBBAG core curriculum courses and earned her Certificate of Completion in 2010. She is a core curriculum instructor for CBBAG and a mentor for the Home Study programme. Recently Barbara has been part of the team that transformed Bookbinding 1 for virtual learning. Her website can be found here: https://bookartsbarb.com


CBBAG is pleased to be able to offer this workshop at no cost to members as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of CBBAG’s founding.

Location: IN-PERSON University of Western Ontario, London ON (see location info below)

Date: Friday, July 28, 2023

Hours: 2 PM - 5 PM

Course fee: $0 members/$60 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: None

Maximum enrollment: 5 Students – please join waitlist – more space might be available based on interest

Materials: Experience with case binding will be helpful but not required.

Registration closes: Mon, July 17, 2023, 11:59 PM



VAC-206 (Drawing Studio)

Department of Visual Arts

John Labatt Visual Arts Centre

University of Western Ontario

1151 Richmond St.

London ON


Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration. Membership fees included in the non-member fee are not refundable.

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