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    • 25 Feb 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online using MS Teams
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    ONLINE: Crossed Structure Binding: The Booklet with Stuart Hill

    The Cross Structure Binding (CSB) is a book structure in which the cover is attached to the text block as it is sewn.  

    The Booklet CSB creates stiff covers for times when the contents are minimal…very suitable for small collections of pages.  

    The cover is a single piece of paper that is folded and cut as the book is assembled.

    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza, Karin Scheper, and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com
     

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using MS TEAMS
    Dates: Sunday, Feb 25, 2024
    Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $50 members / $110 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Registration closes Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop only. The workshop will not be recorded.  

    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 and required tools.

    Technical requirements for participation:
    •    Access to the internet and to MS Teams (through a browser or application)
    •    Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)
    •    Computer with a Microphone or Headset / Webcam
    •    You do not need a Microsoft 365 account to be a guest at a Teams meeting.

    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. 

    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 0
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    ONLINE: The Drum Leaf Binding with Andrew Huot


    This course will cover the Drum Leaf Binding, contemporary book structure that is influenced by historic bindings. The Drum Leaf Binding uses adhesive alone to connect the pages and cover. Each book has flush edges and opens flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks, journals, or artists’ books.

    We will also discuss a variety of paper choices and edge decorating techniques so you can personalize your books. Ideal when you want to avoid imposition or thread running down the gutter of your pages.

    Andrew Huot is a book artist, bookbinder, printer, and conservator in Scarborough, ON, where he operates Big River Bindery, a studio for bookmaking, letterpress printing, and book conservation. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BS in Printmaking from Portland State University.

    His artists’ books use photographs, linoleum cuts, and text to share the humorous side of everyday life around us. His artists’ books are in collections across the country, from the Art Institute of Chicago to Yale University. Andrew teaches online and in his own studio, taught at the University of Illinois School of Information Science and workshops across the US and in Canada at CBBAG, the John C Campbell Folk School, Book Arts LA, the International Preservation Studies Center, and the Guild of Book Workers, among others. His website is https://bigriverbindery.com/

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Hours: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $65 members / $125 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 16
    Registration closes Monday, Feb 27, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until March 31, 2024.

    Materials Required:
    Unless noted, all materials are grain direction parallel to the spine. Dimensions below are (height) x (width).

    • Cover weight (card stock) paper. Grain head to tail. Suggestion: purchase card stock 12” x 12”  (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm) papers at craft stores, cut down to 6” (15.24 cm) tall by 8” (20.32 cm) sheets grain short. Feel free to fold before class into single folios. 10 pieces or so.
    • Waste Paper in 2” (5 cm) wide strips
    • Wax Paper in 2” (5 cm) wide strips
    • 2 pieces of Binders Board – same size as folded folios, grain head to tail
    • Decorated paper for covers – 2” (5 cm) wider in width and length to boards, grain head to tail
    • Japanese Paper
    • Cambric cloth or Jaconette (cloth used to line spines of books). Mull or super not ideal but acceptable if that’s what you have at home.
    • Book cloth for spine - height of book plus 2” tall by 4” wide.
    • PVA Glue

    Tools Required
    Required:

    • Bone Folder
    • Craft Knife – X-Acto, Olfa, Scalpel, etc.
    • Metal Ruler
    • Cutting Mat
    • Scissors
    • Glue brush

    Optional, but recommended:


    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    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


    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.

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    ONLINE: Haiku Miniature Accordion Book with Maria G. Pisano

     

    Love of poetry and our natural surrounding: bugs, trees, flowers, animals, all speak of time, renewal, continuity, and the healing power of nature.

     

    This book celebrates the resilience and diversity in nature and the power of words that inspire us. We will create an accordion book with haikus and stencil designs.

     

    The instructor will provide a sheet with the Haikus and Title text, however if you would like to have your own, please print them on white paper, each haiku limited to three lines.

     

    You will need eight poems and two titles printed and cut into 2.25” x 2.25” squares.

     

    Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, printmaker, curator, and educator. Memory Press works are represented in The Library of Congress, 9-11 Memorial Museum, National Library of Medicine, Columbia University, NY Public Library and many more. Currently her book Caudex Folium is in the exhibit Towers Rising, at the 9-11 Memorial Museum in NYC, and in 2022 her work was in “And Yet We Rise: A Retrospect of the Days and Times Surrounding 9/11″ at the American Consulate in London. She has curated a number of exhibits including Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response at CBA in NYC and Crossroads: Book Artists’ Impassioned Responses to Immigration, Human Rights and Our Environment, at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ. Ms. Pisano contributes to book arts publications and has presented lectures at the Library of Congress, College Book Arts Association and the Art Libraries Society of North America. Her article “Mark To Impress” was published in California Society of Printmakers and The Blue Notebook in the UK. She continuously gives workshops nationally and internationally, at her studio, libraries and institutions such as Bridwell Library TX, CBBAG, and Center for Book Arts in NYC. For additional information please visit: https://www.mariagpisano.com

     

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:

    Location: ONLINE using Zoom

    Dates: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

    Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)

    Course fee: $85 members / $145 non-members

    Prerequisite: Love of Poetry

    Maximum Enrollment: 15

    Registration closes Tues, Feb 27, 2024, 11:59 PM EST


    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and a link will be made available for the registrants to view until available until April 6, 2024.

     

    Tools Required:

    • Self-healing mat, no smaller than 12" x 8.5” (30.48 cm x 21.59 cm)
    • Small snap blade knife (note: I recommend the small Olfa knife)
    • 7" high (17 .78 cm) plastic or metal triangle
    • Stick glue
    • Small scissors
    • pencil
    • eraser
    • 12" (30.48 cm) metal ruler
    • bone folder

    Materials Required:

    • One strip of Canson Mi-Teintes (98lb/160gsm) or similar paper cut to 3.25” H x 25” W (8.255 cm x 63.5 cm) in a light colour. Short grain is preferred if possible (parallel to the 2.35” side)
    • One strip 9.5” W x 1.50” H (24.13 cm x 3.81 cm), same colour and paper as above for book closure. Short grained.
    • Five different colours stamp pads
    • 5 triangular make-up sponges
    • White copier paper cut into 3” x 3.25” (7.62 cm x 8.255 cm) – minimum 10+ pieces to create stencils that will be used for your designs to accent the poems.
    • Extra sheets of white 8.5 x 11 scrap paper to keep working surface clean.

     Online Workshop Process:

    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

     

    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

    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.

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Don Taylor Bindery, Toronto
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    IN PERSON: Deluxe “Moleskine” Style Journal with Don Taylor

    Additional date added: Sunday, May 26, 2024 - please see information for workshop 2024WKSP-05-26.

    Join us for a one-day workshop to make your own Journal! The journal will have a leather cover, a snappy elastic closure, and a useful gusseted back pocket just like a Moleskine!

    The text block will be made of Tomoe River paper - perfect for heavy ink uses like sketching and calligraphy and will have almost 200 pages for all your big thoughts!

    Great class for beginners or intermediate binders who want to get some more bench practice!

    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/

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: Don Taylor Bindery, 222 Islington Ave, Unit 224, Toronto ON M8V 3W7
    Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
    Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
    Course fee: $95 members/non-members
    Materials fee: $35 payable to the instructor
    Prerequisite: none
    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 6 Participants
    Registration closes Tuesday, March 26, 11:59 PM

    Notes:
    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.

    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 10
    Register


    ONLINE: The Layered Accordion Book with Stephanie Wolff

    This structure combines accordions sewn together in multiple layers. It can be displayed as a long accordion, or the front and back covers can be positioned back-to-back to create a carousel shape.

    Windows can be cut to reveal a story or scene (similar to a tunnel book). Alternatively, the entire book can be treated as a single sculptural object with layers of a less organized design. We will create a basic model in the workshop with page spreads for five panels and cut-out windows.

    Come with a very simple idea for five scenes or focus on the structure and play with content later. We will fold accordions, sew them together, and use a simple cover method for our models. Ideas to vary the structure and upgrade the details will be addressed for use on future projects.

    Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, and repair of a wide range of library materials. She enjoys teaching to share her knowledge from bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. @stephaniewolffstudio or www.stephaniewolffstudio.com   

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    Hours: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $100 members / $160 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Registration closes April 9, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until May 25, 2024.


    Materials Required:


    PAPER:
    Grain direction should be parallel to the height. All these papers should be the same weight, an 80 lb text (120 gsm) is ideal. Thinner papers will be more difficult to use. And cover weight will be harder to work with, though 65 card or cover stock (176 gsm) should be fine.

    Pages:
    3 sheets text weight paper - front piece - 3” high x 9.5” wide (7.62 x 24.13 cm)
    3 sheets text weight paper - middle piece - 3” high x 10.5” wide (7.62 x 26.67 cm)
    3 sheets text weight paper - back piece - 3” high x 12.5” wide (7.62 x 31.75 cm)

    Cover/wrapper:
    Our pages will become our covers in this model, and we’ll discuss various other cover options. If there’s time, we will make a wrapper.

    1 sheet cardstock (65 / 176 gsm or 80 lb / 225 gsm) cut to 3” high x 8.5” wide (7.62 x 21.59 cm)

    CLOSURE

    24” (60.96 cm) of thin string, cord, or ribbon are possibilities for a closure for the model, such as linen bookbinding thread, or ribbon that is less than or about 1/8” wide.
    Sewing thread:
    4-6’ (122-183 cm) of linen bookbinding thread (#18, 25, or 30, unwaxed best), button and carpet thread, or perle cotton


    Tools Required:

    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Bone folder
    • Binder’s clips, 2
    • Metal ruler, 12”
    • X-acto knife, or similar craft knife and extra blades
    • Self-healing cutting mat
    • Glue stick
    • Piercing tool or awl
    • Right triangle
    • Sewing needle with eye to fit thread
    • Gridded C-Thru or clear ruler, 2” x 12” (optional but helpful)
    • Drawing materials (pens, coloured pencils, markers) and collage papers (to add content if desired)
    • Scrap paper for gluing
    • Any other tools you like to use

    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    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


    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.

    • 04 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard Iron Works Museum - 800 Westgate Road, Oakville ON
    • 0
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    IN PERSON: Leather Trip Journal with Stuart Hill

    This rugged, attractive leather-covered journal is based on a 14th-century limp binding ledger structure. The text block is sewn independently onto leather tabs, later to be joined with tackets to the leather cover.

    Although not difficult to build, it requires many steps and unique sewing patterns.  The flexible structure is perfect for sketching while sitting on the shore or writing on a deck.

    Once filled with memories, the cover can be detached, and a new text block inserted for new journeys.

    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza, Karin Scheper, and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com.

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

    The Howard Iron Works Museum (HIW)  is accessible by public transportation on the Go train to Bronte Station.

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: Howard Iron Works Museum - 800 Westgate Road, Oakville ON
    Dates: Sat, May 4, 2024
    Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Course fee: $95 members / non-members
    Materials fee: Provided courtesy of George Hill & Co.
    Prerequisite: None
    Maximum Enrollment: 10 students
    Registration closes Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    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. 

    • 14 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 11
    Register

     ONLINE: Exploring Map Folds with Stephanie Wolff

    How do you bind maps or other large flat paper into smaller books? This workshop will cover ways to approach this situation. We will make a series of map folds and bind them into a simple softcover structure as a useful reference for future work.

    We will talk about the possibilities and limitations of fitting large paper into smaller books and discuss a variety of solutions.

    Though the models will be softcover these are easily incorporated into hardcover books. While our focus will be on maps, these structures and methods apply to any larger paper items. Participants should have solid basic bookbinding skills to get the most out of the workshop.

    Note: Much of this material is also covered in the instructor’s longer workshop Atlas: A Book of Maps.

    Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, and repair of a wide range of library materials. She enjoys teaching to share her knowledge from bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. @stephaniewolffstudio or www.stephaniewolffstudio.com   


    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    Hours: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $100 members / $160 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Registration closes Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until June 15, 2024.

    Materials Required:
    PAPER

    Map model pages


    Cut the listed pages from maps, plain text weight, or copy paper before the workshop begins.

    Note in the list of model pages that layers are specified for each model. Thinner paper will work best for those with multiple layers.

    Grain should be parallel to height.

    Model A: Self guard with foldout - 2 layers - 6” h x 10” w (15.24 cm x 25.4 cm)
    Model B: Self guard with multiple folds - 5 layers - 6” h x 19.75” w (15.24 cm x 50.17 cm)
    Model C: Self guard with map folded down/up - 4 layers - 10” h x 9.75” w (25.4 cm x 24.77 cm)
    Model D: Self guard with pull out, fold down: ABC with guards - 12 layers - 19” h x 13.25” w (48.26 cm x 33.66 cm)
    Model E: Attached guard w/center sewn signature plus foldout on each side - 4 layers - 6” h x 16.5” w (15.24 cm x 41.91 cm)
    Model F: French Fold page w/attached guard - 4 layers - 12” h x 8.5” w (30.48 cm x 21.59 cm)
    Guards for E and F: Cut 2 of these 6” h x 2.25” w (15.24 cm x 5.72 cm)
    Extra guards: Cut about 40 pieces of paper 6” h x 3/4” w  (15.24 cm x 1.9 cm), if possible. Guards should be from approximately the same thickness paper as the map models.

    Covers

    Cut the covers from heavier weight art or printmaking paper that folds well without cracking. Some 140 lb/300 gsm papers will work. Specifically - Canson Mi-Tientes, or a heavyweight handmade paper used for paper cases. Possible sources for handmade papers: Cave Paper, St. Armand, Iowa Paper Case paper, or Hook Pottery Paper.

    1 piece of 80 lb cover weight stock 6-1/6” h x 5” w (15.65 cm x 12.7 cm)
    1 piece of 80 lb cover weight stock 6-1/6” h x 8.5” w (15.65 cm x 21.59 cm)

    Thread: 4-6 feet (122 cm-183 cm) of linen bookbinding thread (25/3 or thinner if possible or 18/3 is okay).
    (2) brads (also known as paper fasteners) about 1/2” (1.27 cm) long
    A sheet of scrap paper for a template, about 6” x 3” (15.24 cm x 7.62 cm)
    Extra “map”

    Tools Required

    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Bone folder
    • Binder’s clips, 2
    • Metal ruler, 12”
    • X-acto knife, or similar craft knife and extra blades
    • Self-healing cutting mat
    • Glue stick
    • Piercing tool or awl
    • Right triangle
    • Sewing needle with eye to fit thread
    • Gridded C-Thru or clear ruler, 2” x 12” (optional but helpful)
    • Drawing materials (pens, colored pencils, markers) and collage papers (to add content if desired)
    • Scrap paper for gluing
    • Any other tools you like to use


    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    Technical requirements for participation:

    • Acess 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


    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.

    • 26 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Don Taylor Bindery, Toronto
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    New date added:

    IN PERSON: Deluxe “Moleskine” Style Journal with Don Taylor

    Join us for a one-day workshop to make your own Journal! The journal will have a leather cover, a snappy elastic closure, and a useful gusseted back pocket just like a Moleskine!

    The text block will be made of Tomoe River paper - perfect for heavy ink uses like sketching and calligraphy and will have almost 200 pages for all your big thoughts!

    Great class for beginners or intermediate binders who want to get some more bench practice!

    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/

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: Don Taylor Bindery, 222 Islington Ave, Unit 224, Toronto ON M8V 3W7
    Date: Saturday, May 26, 2024
    Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
    Course fee: $95 members/non-members
    Materials fee: $35 payable to the instructor
    Prerequisite: none
    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 6 Participants
    Registration closes Tuesday, May 8, 11:59 PM

    Notes:
    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.

    • 07 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newlove Bindery, Toronto (Runnymede Subway Station)*
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    IN PERSON:  Bookbinding 2 with Rose Newlove


    This six-day workshop introduces intermediate techniques necessary for traditional binding structures, such as rounding and backing, sewn end bands, recessed cord sewing, the hollow tube, simple edge treatments and visible/invisible hinge hooked endpapers. Two models will be made one with a German case and the other with a Bradel board attachment.

    This is one of the core courses required for the CBBAG Certificate and is a prerequisite for Bookbinding 3 and is a good opportunity to build on BB1 skills and progress in practice of bookbinding by hand.

    Rose Newlove is a graduate of the Fleming College conservation program and works as a book and paper conservator in Toronto. She has studied bookbinding at CBBAG with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge and at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Etherington.

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:

    Location: Newlove Bindery, Toronto (Runnymede Subway Station)*

    Dates: Fri-Sat-Sun, June 7, 8, 9 and Fri-Sat-Sun Jun 14, 15, 16, 2024

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $680 members / $535 student members / $740 non-members

    Materials fee: Included – as part of the course fee

    Prerequisite: BB1 or permission of the instructor

    Maximum Enrollment: 3 students

    Registration closes May 19, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    Notes:

    * Specific address of workshop to be supplied to registrants.  

    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.

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • Online using Zoom and Thinkific
    • 8
    Register


    ONLINE Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream

    The purpose of the Home Study- Guided Stream programme is to make bookbinding education available to CBBAG members who cannot take advantage of in-person workshops.

    Mentor:  Barbara Helander

    Location: ONLINE using the Thinkific platform and Zoom

    Online workshop access starts: June 17, 2024

    Duration: 8 months – June 2024 - February 2025

    Course fee: $700 members / $760 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

    Additional postage costs not included in course fee:

    • -        Mailing of workshop material kits from Ontario, invoiced and payable following registration. Kits will be mailed in time to be received prior to the first zoom meeting.

    • Mailing three projects for critiques to and return postage from Ontario payable directly to the mentor

    Prerequisite: none

    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students

    Registration closes April 1, 2024, 11:59 PM

    Prior to registration, all interested participants must read this pdf which details the guidelines and expectations of the Guided Stream of the Home Study Programme. Registration for the workshop functions a formal agreement to these guidelines, whether or not they have been read.

    Bookbinding 1 is the first workshop in CBBAG’s core curriculum and introduces the variety of tools, materials, sewings, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding.

    Using the Thinkific online teaching platform, the workshop is a series of lecture-style videos, direct demonstration videos, and how-to pdfs housed into modules. The workshop will start with the making of a simple pamphlet and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books.

    Using an online platform allows Mentors to have easy interaction with participants and allows participants to connect and support each other by encouraging discussion, questions and sharing of ideas. There will be a total of 4 Zoom meetings, during which the Mentor will lead a review of the group's project submissions, discuss challenges, and answer questions, emulating the in-person workshop more closely.

    CBBAG will be providing a project materials kit to registrants as part of the workshop fee (postage will be extra).

    The Guided Stream has requires participants to submit their completed projects by postal mail to their Mentor and this online environment allows for better feedback with live Zoom meetings to review submissions and for the whole group to learn together, mimicking the in-person workshop more closely. In total, participants will work through more than 15 individual projects, with 3 sets of submissions spanning 8 months with new modules opening up every 7-8 weeks. Participants are responsible for postage for all the submissions, to and return and is payable to the mentor directly.

    The online, 24/7 delivery of the workshop is designed for an independent type of learner who needs a flexible schedule for learning and is unlikely to be able to attend an in-person workshop.

    Successful completion of Bookbinding 1 in the Guided Stream qualifies participants to take in-person workshops that require Bookbinding 1 as a prerequisite.

    Barbara Helander holds two degrees (B.Ed., M.Sc.) and her major in both was Clothing & Textiles. Her professional career spanned over 35 years where she worked not only in apparel manufacturing but also as a professor of textiles at Seneca College.  Over the years, Barbara has been nurturing a small keepsake business that involved the creation of one-of-a-kind books; but now that she has formally retired, she can finally take bookbinding and the book arts off the back burner!  Barb has worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and was pleased to earn her certificate in the spring of 2010.  Barbara is one of the core curriculum instructors for CBBAG - she teaches BB1 which is the introduction to the fundamentals of the craft. She is also a mentor for CBBAG Home Study.  

    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Helander Bindery, Caledon East ON
    • 6
    Register


    IN PERSON: Bookbinding 1 with Barbara Helander


    This workshop is an introduction to the craft of bookbinding. During six days. Participants will receive instruction on how to use a variety of tools and will learn about bookbinding materials in general.

     

    The workshop starts with the making of a few simple pamphlet structures and culminates with the binding of two case-bound, flat-back books. The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to explore bookbinding independently or pursue further education in the field. 

     

    This workshop is the first of the CBBAG core curriculum workshops and is a prerequisite for many other workshops.

     

    Over the course of her 35-year career, Barbara Helander earned two degrees (B. Ed., M.Sc.- Clothing & Textiles); worked in apparel manufacturing; and. was a professor of textiles at Seneca College. Barb worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and earned her certificate in 2010. She is a core curriculum instructor for CBBAG, and a mentor for Home Study. Recently Barb has been part of the team that transformed BB1 for virtual learning. Her website can be found here: https://bookartsbarb.com

     

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:

    Location: IN PERSON Helander Bindery, Caledon East ON (see notes)

    Date: Sunday-Friday, Aug 11-16, 2023

    Hours: 9 – 4:30 PM with 1.5-hour lunch break

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

    Materials: $70 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: None

    Maximum enrollment: 6 Students

    Registration closes: Sun July 28, 2023, 11:59 PM


    Notes:

    * Specific address of workshop to be supplied to registrants. Caledon East is located about 20 minutes’ drive north of Brampton, ON. This location is not accessible by public transportation. The bindery space is in a basement, so participants will need to be able to navigate stairs. There is a washroom and refrigerator available for lunches. The mid-day break will be 1.5 hours, but there aren’t any restaurants within walking distance.

     

    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.

    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online using MS Teams
    • 13
    Register

    ONLINE: Cerealis: A Limp Binding with Stuart Hill

    Limp bindings have been used for centuries as simple and effective structure for storage of records. Cerealis is based on an actual 18th century record of expenditures for wheat.

    The old technique for tackets is used extensively in the construction of the cover and attachment of the textblock.

    The textblock sewing is a very simple method that includes attachment of leather endbands. The paper-lined cloth cover incorporates at flap that is held closed with leather thongs.

    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza, Karin Scheper, and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com.

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using MS TEAMS
    Dates: Sunday, Sept 15, 2024
    Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $50 members / $110 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Registration closes Monday, Sept 2, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop only. The workshop will not be recorded.  

    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 and required tools.

    Technical requirements for participation:
    •    Access to the internet and to MS Teams (through a browser or application)
    •    Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)
    •    Computer with a Microphone or Headset / Webcam
    •    You do not need a Microsoft 365 account to be a guest at a Teams meeting.

    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.

    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Don Taylor Bindery, Toronto
    • 4
    Register

    IN PERSON: Bookbinding 2 with Don Taylor

    This six-day workshop introduces intermediate techniques necessary for traditional binding structures, such as rounding and backing, sewn end bands, recessed cord sewing, the hollow tube, simple edge treatments and visible/invisible hinge hooked endpapers. Two models will be made one with a German case and the other with a Bradel board attachment.

    This is one of the core courses required for the CBBAG Certificate and is a prerequisite for Bookbinding 3 and is a good opportunity to build on BB1 skills and progress in practice of bookbinding by hand.

    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/


    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: Don Taylor Bindery, 222 Islington Ave, Unit 224, Toronto ON M8V 3W7
    Dates: 3 weekends - Sat-Sun Sept 21-22, Sat-Sun Sept 28-29, Sat-Sun Oct 5-6, 2024
    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Course fee: $630 members / $485 student members / $690 non-members
    Materials fee: $50 materials payable to the instructor
    Prerequisite: BB1 or permission of the instructor
    Maximum Enrollment: 5 participants
    Registration closes Tuesday, Sept 3, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    Notes:
    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.

    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 PM
    • Online Using Zoom
    • 20
    Register

    ONLINE: Shrigley Binding with Erin Fletcher

    The Shrigley is an innovative way to house loose ephemera, postcards, photographs and more. The pages are folded into frames, allowing you to easily add or remove pieces from the book.

    In this workshop, participants will learn the folding techniques to create the frames with various corner styles. Once the pages are assembled and sewn into an accordion, participants will finish their project by making a hardcover case with a ribbon tie.

    Erin Fletcher is the owner of Herringbone Bindery, where she crafts one-of-a-kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Her work is collected by The Grolier Club, Boston Athenaeum, and UCLA along with several private collectors. She first discovered a love for bookbinding while studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This experience brought her to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston where she graduated in 2012. She regularly teaches book arts workshops online and at venues throughout the US. https://www.herringbonebindery.com/

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Tues and Thurs, Sept 24 & 26, 2024
    Hours: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $140 members / $200 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 20
    Registration closes Tuesday Sept 10, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until Dec 27, 2024. The link for session one will be posted on Weds AM and sent to participants that day.

    Tools Required:

    • Required
    • Ruler (with metric)
    • Glue brush
    • Cutting mat
    • Craft Knife (Olfa or X-acto)
    • Scissors
    • Awl or Pin Vise
    • #18 sewing needles
    • Bone folder
    • Pencil
    • PVA
    • Waste paper
    • ¼” Chisel (6.35 mm)
    • Hammer

    Optional

    • Punching Cradle
    • 4” Flat Leg Dividers

    Materials Required:

    Canson or Tiziano (or colored paper 160gsm):

    • 6 pieces – pages – 190 x 150 mm
    • 1 piece – paste down – 154 x 108 mm
    • 8 pieces – sewing strips – 130 x30 mm


    Postcards or Cardstock:

    • 5 pieces of paper such as postcards sized 152 x 108 mm
    • They can be portrait or landscape, but the structure will be constructed in portrait


    Binder’s Board, Museum Board or Millboard – any thickness, but I prefer a thin 1mm board:

    • 2 pieces – covers – 160 x 113 mm


    Bookcloth:

    • 1 piece – cover – 200 x 280 mm
    • 1 piece – joint lining – 154 x 40 mm


    Ribbon – 6mm (1 / 4”) wide

    • 2 pieces – 10” each


    20pt Museum Board or cardstock – thickness and grain don’t matter:

    • 1 piece– 190 x 50 mm


    18/3 dyed thread

    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    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


    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.

    • 16 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    ONLINE: Moving Circles: Volvelles with Stephanie Wolff

    Volvelles, sometimes known as wheel charts, are tools to help explain complex concepts and relationships. These structures have been used in historic books, in promotional materials, in devices to aid computation, as well as in artistic applications. Two or more circles turn to show information through cut out windows.

    This workshop covers a basic version of a volvelle and discussion of variations and ideas about incorporating content. Our focus will be on making models and learning how these devices function to create more complex and finished versions after the workshop.

    Volvelles are fun to make as cards, personalized gifts or to include in artist books.

    Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, and repair of a wide range of library materials. She enjoys teaching to share her knowledge from bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts .@stephaniewolffstudio
    or www.stephaniewolffstudio.com   

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Wednesday, October 16, 2024
    Hours: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $100 members / $160 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Registration closes Oct 2, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until Nov 30, 2024.

    Tools Required:

    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Metal ruler, 12”
    • Drawing compass
    • X-Acto or other craft knife
    • Self-healing cutting mat
    • Something to pierce a small hole in paper, like an awl or a large sewing needle
    • A nickel and a quarter, or other similar size coins
    • Pencil, coloured pencils, coloured markers, fine black marker
    • Pre-workshop access to printer to print out handouts (recommended)
    • Bone folder
    • Glue stick or tape
    • 45 and 30-60-90 right triangles (optional, but useful)
    • Protractor (optional)
    • Any other tools or supplies you find useful
    • Straight pin with a flat end
    • A standard metal paper clip
    • Brads, 2-3 (also known as paper fasteners) OR if you can’t find these, some thin wire pieces like stripped twist ties
    • Thread - linen or other sturdy sewing thread, 12-15” (30-38 cm)
    • sewing needle
    • 5-10 sheets of 8.5” x 11” card stock, white, 80 lb (220 gsm) is the best 65 - (176 gsm) or 110 lb (200 gms) are okay
    • 5-10 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, one or more colours, 80 lb (220 gsm) is the best 65 - (176 gsm) or 110 lb (200 gms) are okay


    Materials Required:
    Final Materials needed to be pre-cut from the paper listed above, prior to the workshop:

    Make sure you have the centre point of the circles marked.

    • Cut out (2) circles with a radius of 3.5” (diameter of 7")
    • Cut out (2) circles with a radius of 3” (diameter of 6")
    • Cut the 7” circles out of a different colour than the 6” circles.
    • Cut out (1) circle with a radius of 1-7/8" (diameter of 3.75”)
    • Cut out (1) rectangle 5" high x 8.5" wide, grain parallel to the 5” side, if possible
    • Cut the 3.75” circle from a different colour than the rectangle.


    A NOTE ON SUPPLIES
    : Any card stock or coverweight paper is fine to use for this workshop or a heavy watercolour or printmaking paper can work also. (Best not to be textured paper.) The request for white and colours is to show contrast, but if you only have one colour, that’s okay. The paper just needs to be entirely flat, not cut from a roll. If you can’t find brads, there are other options to connect the circles that we will cover.

    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    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

    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.

    • 22 Oct 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 8:30 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 20
    Register

    ONLINE: The Tue-Mouche Binding with Erin Fletcher

    Translated to “flypaper”, the Tue-Mouche was developed by French binder, Ben Elbel.

    This structure is an easy and economical form of bookbinding. The covers are constructed entirely from heavyweight paper, layered to create rigidity and strength, while the flexible spine allows the binding to open nearly flat without constraints.

    In this workshop students will learn how to create the Tue-Mouche structure from start to finish based on Ben’s tutorial.

    Erin Fletcher is the owner of Herringbone Bindery, where she crafts one-of-a-kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Her work is collected by The Grolier Club, Boston Athenaeum and UCLA along with several private collectors. She first discovered a love for bookbinding while studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This experience brought her to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston where she graduated in 2012. She regularly teaches book arts workshops online and at venues throughout the US. https://www.herringbonebindery.com/

    WORKSHOP DETAILS:
    Location: ONLINE using Zoom
    Dates: Tues and Thurs, Oct 22 & 24, 2024
    Hours: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
    Course fee: $140 members / $200 non-members
    Prerequisite: none
    Maximum Enrollment: 20
    Registration closes Tuesday Oct 8, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

    This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until Jan 25, 2024. The link for session one will be posted on Weds AM and sent to participants that day.

    Tools Required:

    • Required
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • #18 sewing needle
    • Awl or Pin Vise
    • Cutting Mat
    • Craft Knife (Olfa or X-acto)Bone Folder
    • PVA
    • Small flat glue brush
    • Ruler (with metric)
    • Double-sided tape
    • Japanese screw punch with 1.0 and 1.5mm bit

    Optional

    • Beeswax

    Materials Required:
    Unless noted, all materials are grain direction parallel to the spine. Dimensions below are (height) x (width).

    Suggested paper for the text block – 80lb text weight paper such as Mohawk Superfine

    Mohawk:

    • 7 signatures, 4 folios – trimmed to 155 x 115mm

    Cambric or Muslin:

    • 1 piece– lining – 153 x 50mm

    St. Armand cover stock or a similar paper around 320gsm:

    • 2 pieces – covers – 157 x 355mm
    • 1 piece – spine – 157 x 50mm

    Scrap Piece of Board – thickness and grain don’t matter:

    • 1 piece – scrap – 180 x 100mm

    20pt. Museum Board or cardstock – thickness and grain don’t matter:

    • 1 piece – punching jig – 160 x 50mm

    40/3 Linen Thread and 18/3 dyed linen thread

    Online Workshop Process:
    Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

    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


    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.

    • 18 Nov 2024
    • Online using Zoom and Thinkific
    • 10
    Register


    ONLINE Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream

    The purpose of the Home Study- Guided Stream programme is to make bookbinding education available to CBBAG members who cannot take advantage of in-person workshops.

    Mentor:  Barbara Helander

    Location: ONLINE using the Thinkific platform and Zoom

    Online workshop access starts: November 18, 2024

    Duration: 8 months – November 2024 - July 2025

    Course fee: $700 members / $760 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

    Additional postage costs not included in course fee:

    • Mailing of workshop material kits from Ontario, invoiced and payable following registration Kits will be mailed in time to be received prior to the first zoom meeting.
    • Mailing three projects for critiques to and return postage from Ontario payable directly to the mentor

    Prerequisite: none

    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students

    Registration closes September 9, 2025, 11:59 PM

    Prior to registration, all interested participants must read this pdf which details the guidelines and expectations of the Guided Stream of the Home Study Programme. Registration for the workshop functions a formal agreement to these guidelines, whether or not they have been read.

    Bookbinding 1 is the first workshop in CBBAG’s core curriculum and introduces the variety of tools, materials, sewings, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding.

    Using the Thinkific online teaching platform, the workshop is a series of lecture-style videos, direct demonstration videos, and how-to pdfs housed into modules. The workshop will start with the making of a simple pamphlet and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books.

    Using an online platform allows Mentors to have easy interaction with participants and allows participants to connect and support each other by encouraging discussion, questions and sharing of ideas. There will be a total of 4 Zoom meetings, during which the Mentor will lead a review of the group's project submissions, discuss challenges, and answer questions, emulating the in-person workshop more closely.

    CBBAG will be providing a project materials kit to registrants as part of the workshop fee (postage will be extra).

    The Guided Stream has requires participants to submit their completed projects by postal mail to their Mentor and this online environment allows for better feedback with live Zoom meetings to review submissions and for the whole group to learn together, mimicking the in-person workshop more closely. In total, participants will work through more than 15 individual projects, with 3 sets of submissions spanning 8 months with new modules opening up every 7-8 weeks. Participants are responsible for postage for all the submissions, to and return and is payable to the mentor directly.

    The online, 24/7 delivery of the workshop is designed for an independent type of learner who needs a flexible schedule for learning and is unlikely to be able to attend an in-person workshop.

    Successful completion of Bookbinding 1 in the Guided Stream qualifies participants to take in-person workshops that require Bookbinding 1 as a prerequisite.

    Barbara Helander holds two degrees (B.Ed., M.Sc.) and her major in both was Clothing & Textiles. Her professional career spanned over 35 years where she worked not only in apparel manufacturing but also as a professor of textiles at Seneca College.  Over the years, Barbara has been nurturing a small keepsake business that involved the creation of one-of-a-kind books; but now that she has formally retired, she can finally take bookbinding and the book arts off the back burner!  Barb has worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and was pleased to earn her certificate in the spring of 2010.  Barbara is one of the core curriculum instructors for CBBAG - she teaches BB1 which is the introduction to the fundamentals of the craft. She is also a mentor for CBBAG Home Study.  

Past events

08 Feb 2024 The Drum Leaf Binding - Online - 2024WKSP-02-08
26 Nov 2023 Miniature Book Ornaments – Online - 2023wksp-30
15 Nov 2023 Double Folio Accordion – ONLINE (2023wksp-28)
13 Nov 2023 ONLINE Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream
09 Nov 2023 Showing it off: Display and Mounting of Books and Works on Paper – ONLINE (2023wksp-29)
25 Oct 2023 The Flexagon Book – ONLINE (2023wksp-26)
21 Oct 2023 Fun Flipping and Folding Books – In Person (2023wksp-25)
12 Oct 2023 Floating Panel Book – ONLINE (2023wksp-24)
13 Sep 2023 Mark Making for Editions or Printing without a Press - Online (2023wksp-23)
20 Aug 2023 Bookbinding 1 – In-Person (2023wksp-22)
31 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-21 Paste Paper Open Studio In Person
29 Jul 2023 40th Anniversary Day: ONLINE Event
29 Jul 2023 40th Anniversary Day: In-Person Events
28 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-20 A “Case” of Mistaken Identity: the wall organizer that thinks it’s a book – In Person
28 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-19 The Pocket Link Book – In Person
27 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-18 Marbling Open Studio In Person
19 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-17 Bookbinder’s Grab Bag - Online
10 Jul 2023 ONLINE Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream
08 Jul 2023 40th-WKSP-16 Three Unusual Accordions – ONLINE
26 Jun 2023 40th-WKSP-15 The Tunnel Book – Online
03 Jun 2023 2023WKSP-11 Rough & Tumble Flexible Notebook - Online
02 Jun 2023 2023WKSP-10 Repair & Restoration – In Person
27 May 2023 2023WKSP- 13 Detangling Fear - the Double Needle Link Stitch
04 May 2023 2023WKSP-08 Endbands - Online
26 Apr 2023 2023WKSP-07 Keeping the Past: Preservation Techniques for a Home Archive - Online
02 Apr 2023 2023WKSP-05 Deluxe “Moleskine” Style Journal – In Person
25 Mar 2023 2023WKSP-04 Pierced Paper Binding – In Person
23 Mar 2023 2023WKSP-12 The Role of a Blog in my Life and Work - Online
04 Mar 2023 2023WKSP-03 A Wardrobe of Paper Cases - Online
11 Feb 2023 2023WKSP-02 Long & Link Stitch bindings - Online
05 Feb 2023 2023WKSP-01 The Road Book - Online
14 Nov 2022 Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream
07 Nov 2022 2022WKSP-09 The Ethiopian Binding - Online
06 Nov 2022 2022WKSP-15 Hinging Long Accordions - Online
19 Oct 2022 2022WKSP-11 Paper, Ink, Story: The artist’s book process - Online
15 Oct 2022 2022WKSP-012 The Carousel Book - Online
02 Oct 2022 2022WKSP-14 Introduction to Housing for Books - Online
01 Oct 2022 2022WKSP-13 Leather Trip Journal – In-Person Workshop
21 Sep 2022 2022WKSP-10 An Exploration of Japanese Papers
18 Sep 2022 2022WKSP-08 Bookbinding 2 In-Studio
04 Jul 2022 Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream
05 Jun 2022 2022WKSP-06 Geometric Accordions: Pentagonal, Octagonal, and Circular
19 May 2022 2022-WKSP-07 Online Teaching Panel Discussion
15 May 2022 2022WKSP-05 Folio Pocket Book
10 Apr 2022 2022WKSP-03 The Drum Leaf Binding
26 Mar 2022 2022WKSP-02 Case-Bound Mini Book
06 Mar 2022 2022WKSP-04 Japanese Tetsuyoso Binding & Chitsu
27 Feb 2022 2022WKSP-01 Japanese Tetsuyoso Binding & Chitsu
14 Nov 2021 2021WKSP-12 Decorative Spine Stitching
06 Nov 2021 2020WKSP-11 Islamic Binding
24 Oct 2021 2021WKSP-10 Sewn Boards Binding with Sewn-In Wrapper
03 Oct 2021 2021WKSP-09 The Road Book
11 Sep 2021 2021WKSP-08 Star-shaped Structure with Pop-Up Faces
05 Jul 2021 Bookbinding 1: Home Study - Guided Stream
06 Jun 2021 2021WKSP-06 Miniature Books for Beginners
30 May 2021 2021WKSP-07 The Crisscross Binding
09 May 2021 2021WKSP-05 Cerealis: A Limp Binding
24 Apr 2021 2021WKSP-04 The Crisscross Binding
28 Feb 2021 2021WKSP-03 The Booklet – A Crossed Structure Binding
20 Feb 2021 2021WKSP-02 Traditional Japanese Stab Binding
30 Jan 2021 2021WKSP-01 A Hedi Kyle Valentine – the Panorama Book online workshop
05 Dec 2020 2020WKSP-24 Festive Blizzard Book Online Workshop
09 Nov 2020 2020WKSP-23 Festive Blizzard Book Online Workshop
24 Oct 2020 2020WKSP-22 Introduction to Islamic Endbands (Online Course)
06 Jun 2020 2020WKSP-15 Safeguarding Cross Structure Binding (CSB) Online Workshop
14 Mar 2020 2020WKSP-05 Reconstructed: Making a Bespoke Coptic Journal
28 Feb 2020 2020WKSP-04 Printmaking: Drypoints, Monoprints, and Beyond
09 Feb 2020 2020WKSP-03 Japanese Bindings, the Ignored
08 Feb 2020 2020WKSP-02 A Day in Japan: Maker’s Mess
11 Jan 2020 2020WKSP-01 Crucial Boxes
30 Nov 2019 2019WKSP-37 Creating an Artist Book – Step-By-Step
17 Nov 2019 2019WKSP-32 & 33 The Elbum
16 Nov 2019 2019WKSP-36 The Big Pamphlet
03 Nov 2019 2019WKSP-35 Exploring Art of the Fold: Open Studio
02 Nov 2019 2019WKSP-34 Art & Craft of Tiny Books
14 Sep 2019 2019WKSP-29 Alternative Finishing Techniques
11 Sep 2019 2019WKSP-28 Varied Long & Link Sewings
16 Aug 2019 2019WKSP-22 Bookbinding 2
10 Aug 2019 2019WKSP-21 Star Book Variations
23 Jun 2019 2019WKSP-23 Paper Treatments for Binders
17 Jun 2019 2019WKSP-19 Bookbinding 3
16 Jun 2019 2019WKSP-18 Leather Workshop
15 Jun 2019 2019WKSP-17 Bracio: Limp Binding
15 Jun 2019 2019WKSP-16 Nemoralis: Limp binding
26 May 2019 2019WKSP-15 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
25 May 2019 2019WKSP-14 Hard Cover Arrow Stitch Book
12 May 2019 2019WKSP-26 Japanese Bindings: The Tetsuyoso & Senpuyo
11 May 2019 2019WKSP-25 Japanese Bindings: The Orihon & Yamato
11 May 2019 2019WKSP-24 Japanese Binding: The Fukurotoji
04 Apr 2019 2019WKSP-12 Binding Single Sheets
24 Mar 2019 2019WKSP-10 Cerealis: Limp binding
24 Mar 2019 2019WKSP-09 Theologica: Limp Binding
23 Mar 2019 2019WKSP-08 Kansusō : Japanese Scroll
09 Mar 2019 2019WKSP-05 Printmaking + Bookbinding: Introduction to Edition Book Making
24 Feb 2019 2019WKSP-07 Long Stitch Variation and 4-Needle Sewing
23 Feb 2019 2019WKSP-03 Inspired Flutter Book - Step by Step
03 Feb 2019 2019WKSP-02 Gothic Book Hardware
12 Jan 2019 2019WKSP-01 Introduction to Gothic Binding
01 Dec 2018 2018WKSP-28 The Art & Craft of Tiny Books
10 Nov 2018 2018WKSP-21 Paste Papers
16 Oct 2018 2018WKSP-27 Paper, Thread, Skin – Exposed Sewing
14 Oct 2018 2018WKSP-26 Bookbinding 2
15 Sep 2018 2018WKSP-24 Coptic & Stab Bindings: Exposing the Possibilities
08 Sep 2018 2018WKSP-23 Maker’s Mess: Bookcloth, Boards, Thread, & Paper
17 Aug 2018 2018WKSP-22 Bookbinding 1
08 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-20 Theologica: Limp Binding
08 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-19 Cerealis: Limp binding
07 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-18 Bracio: Limp Binding
07 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-17 Nemoralis: Limp binding
11 Jun 2018 2018WKSP-15 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
28 May 2018 2018WKSP-14 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
10 May 2018 2018WKSP-16 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
16 Apr 2018 2018WKSP-12 Finishing
10 Apr 2018 Marbling Seminar: Session 2: Watercolour Paper Marbling
07 Apr 2018 Marbling Seminar: Session 1: Marbling with Acrylics
25 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-09 Design, Cut, & Print Ex Libris Bookplates
17 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-08 More Fun with Madame Pop-up!
16 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-07 Sixty Sewing Structures
17 Feb 2018 2018WKSP-06 Limp Vellum Bindings
03 Feb 2018 2018WKSP-05 Painted Cover Long/Linkstitch Books
27 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-04 German Bookbinding Techniques
23 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-03 Bound to be Flat
14 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-02 Bookbinding 3
12 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-01 Leather Workshop
09 Dec 2017 2017WKSP-35 Celebrate the Season: Creating Festive Sculptural Objects
02 Nov 2017 2017WKSP-32 Portfolios
28 Oct 2017 2017WKSP-31 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
15 Oct 2017 2017WKSP-30 Tunnel Book: Play with Geometry or go Freehand
21 Aug 2017 2017WKSP-25 - Bookbinding I Intensive
05 Jun 2017 2017WKSP-14 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
03 Jun 2017 2017WKSP-13 The Artful PopUp: Platforms and Sculptures
03 May 2017 2017WKSP-12 Bound to be Flat
27 Apr 2017 2017WKSP-20 Japanese Bindings, The Ignored
13 Apr 2017 2017WKSP-24 Books with Moving Parts
30 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-19 Single And Still Bound
25 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-10 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
09 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-22 Treasures from the Fisher Collection
25 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-07 Cartonnage: Photo Box
18 Feb 2017 Opening the Box: CBBAG's artists' book collections
16 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-18 Flexagons: Inside & Out
05 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-05 Bookbinding 2
29 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-03 Rough and Tough
21 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-01 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: From discard to journal
19 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-17: Artist Books at the Fisher Library
26 Nov 2016 2016WKSP-29 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
12 Nov 2016 2016WKSP-28 Chinese Thread Book
22 Oct 2016 2016WKSP-26 Getting Wrapped Up In CSBs
26 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-22 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
25 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-21 Three Endband Variations
18 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-31 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: from discard to journal
10 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-18 The Artful Pop-Up: A 5-Page Accordion Book
27 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-17 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: from discard to journal
15 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-16 Bookbinding 3 Intensive
12 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-23 Leather Workshop
06 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-14 Boxed Set: Artists Books that tell Small Tall Tales
23 Jun 2016 2016WKSP-15 Crown Binding Book
06 Jun 2016 2016WKSP-12 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
28 May 2016 2016WKSP-11 "A Weekend in Japan"
09 May 2016 2016WKSP-10 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
15 Apr 2016 2016WKSP-13 Preservation Enclosures Part 2
03 Apr 2016 2016WKSP-09 Bookbinding 2
19 Mar 2016 2016WKSP-07 Spine and Cover Titling with the Kwikprint
05 Mar 2016 2016WKSP-05 Rhythm in the Visual Book: A Two-Day Workshop
21 Feb 2016 2016WKSP-03 Creative Coptic Bookbinding Workshop
19 Feb 2016 2016WKSP-04 Restoration & Repair: Cloth Case & Leather Bindings
30 Jan 2016 2016WKSP-02 Long & Link Stitch Books
15 Jan 2016 2016WKSP-01 Bookbinding 1
04 Dec 2015 2015WKSP-40 Preservation Enclosures
28 Nov 2015 2015WKSP-39 Deluxe “Moleskine” Style Journal for the Fountain Pen Set
21 Nov 2015 2015WKSP-38 Historical Bindings Don’t Die
26 Oct 2015 2015WKSP-34 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
24 Oct 2015 2015WKSP-33 Basic Popups: A Two-Day Workshop
27 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-27 Endband Variations
26 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-26 Relief Printmaking by Hand
26 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-25 Papermaking for Book Artists
20 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-24 Edge Treatments
13 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-31 Introduction to Woodblock Printing
10 Aug 2015 2015WKSP-23 Bookbinding 1
27 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-22 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
20 Jun 2015 GTA Open Bindery Day for UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
13 Jun 2015 2014WKSP-19 - Painted Hand Bound Journal
12 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-20 Paper Treatments for Binders
01 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-18 - Bookbinding 1 Intensive
31 May 2015 2015WKSP-17 - File Organizer: Cartonnage Techniques
23 May 2015 2015WKSP-16 - Chinese Thread Book
09 May 2015 2015WKSP-15 - Altered Books
02 May 2015 2015WKSP-14 - Heavyweight Boxing
02 May 2015 2015WKSP-21 Limp Leather Journal
01 May 2015 2015WKSP-13 - Lightweight Boxing
26 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-12 - Title: In the Beginning – Coptic Bookbinding from the 4th - 7th Century
20 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-11 - Bookbinding II Intensive
11 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-10 - Japanese Stab Binding
28 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-9 - Etching Basics
21 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-8 - Secret Belgian Binding
14 Mar 2015 GTA Open Bindery Day for UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
08 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-7 - Desk Organizer - Cartonnage Techniques
28 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-6 - French Endbands
21 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-5 - Long & Link Stitch Binding
03 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-4 - Paper Case Bindings
11 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-3 - Bookbinding III
10 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-2 - Bookbinding 1
09 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-1 Leather Workshop
07 Dec 2014 2014WKSP-34 Handmade Gifts
06 Dec 2014 2014WKSP-33 Introduction to Woodblock Printing
22 Nov 2014 2014WKSP-32 Coptic Bindings
15 Nov 2014 2014WKSP-31 Letterpress Printing at Massey

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