Maker’s Mess: Bookcloth, Boards, Thread, & Paper
September 8 - September 9
Instructor: Rose Newlove
Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)
Duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Course fee: $145 members/ $205 non-members
Materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor
Prerequisite: BBI or permission of the instructor
Don’t have 951 square feet of mess-making and drying space in your house? No? Then, this workshop is just for you!
This two-day workshop will focus on demonstrating professional bookbinding techniques and skill-building to allow participants to better customize their books. And keep the mess in the bindery where it belongs!
We will explore the following techniques:
· Prepare your own natural fibre cloths to use as book covering materials
· Laminate Paper and Line boards to get just the right cover board (no warping!)
· Tone papers (including Tyvek) and Thread for exposed sewings
· Prepare Silk for use as bookcloth
Bring your apron and your own materials to prepare a stash of samples over two days. The instructor will reach out to recommend materials and papers that will be most successful, so sign up early!
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.