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Maker’s Mess: Bookcloth, Boards, Thread, & Paper

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018

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, 2018
September 9, 2018


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