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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.


September 8
September 9


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