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Creating Bookcloth: Maker’s Mess

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Barb Helander
Duration: 1 Day, Saturday, May 23rd
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Course fee: $95 members/non-members
Materials fee: $20 payable to the instructor
Prerequisite: none

Registration closes Tues, May 19 11:59 PM EST

With a little patience and skill, almost any cloth can be turned to book cloth. In this workshop participants will make their own samples of book cloth, both lined and starch filled, using a vast array of fabrics, and experimenting with various ways of adding colour and texture.

This course is part of the Maker’s Mess 2020 series which focuses on making materials and exploring techniques for customizing the look of your books.

Barbara Helander holds two degrees (B.Ed., M.Sc.) and her major in both was Clothing & Textiles. Her professional career was spent in apparel manufacturing where she worked in a variety of capacities ranging from product development to quality assurance. She currently acts as a textile consultant and also teaches textiles at Seneca College. In her spare time, Barbara runs a small keepsake business that includes creating one-of-a-kind books. Barb has worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and was pleased to earn her certificate in the spring of 2010.


May 23
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


CBBAG Bindery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario Canada