Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.
AN EXPLORATION OF JAPANESE PAPERS
Instructor: Sigrid Blohm
ONLINE using Zoom
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)
Workshop fee: $85 members / $145 non-members (includes 1 year membership)
Sample kit & shipping fee: Included in course fee if participant is in the Canada or USA
Registration closes Monday, August 8, 2022, 11:59 PM
Japanese paper – washi – comes in a large range of weights, textures, colours, and patterns that are a great resource for book artists. But can you use them for something other than Japanese-style binding? Yes, you can! To illustrate the myriad ways washi can be used for book arts, Sigrid will show and discuss works from the collection of The Japanese Paper Place.
After being inspired by how various makers have used washi, we will go through the sample package together to learn about the characteristics of the various papers in it, and how you might use them yourself.
The Ethiopian Binding - Online
Instructor: Karen Hanmer
Online using Zoom
November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022, 6.30 PM – 9 PM Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)
Course fee includes full materials kit and shipping.
Registration closes Sunday, September 25, 2022, 11:59 PM
The Ethiopian binding structure may have emerged as early as the fourth century and has been in use unchanged for centuries. In this workshop, students will make a full-leather binding with braided leather endbands and cloth board linings. Students will begin by folding and punching sections, and drilling holes into wood boards. Simple tooling will enhance the finished binding.
WHAT DO WE OFFER TO OUR MEMBERS?
CBBAG members are from all branches of the book arts: bookbinders, fine printers, papermakers, paper decorators, calligraphers, and book artists, as well as collectors, book dealers, librarians, and those who love books.
Book Arts arts du livre Canada is published twice a year. It features book arts events, book artists, book and exhibition reviews, technical articles, and historical essays.