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Handmade Bookbinding Classes

March 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 16, 2022


Open to all experience levels, learn from Carolynn Dallaire as you create and sew your own handbound book. Register for all three workshops in the series to secure your place and save. Or, if you prefer, sign up for any of the individual workshops as described below. All materials are included!

Four Book Medley – March 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Learn three basic structures: pamphlet stitch, stab binding and accordion assembly. We will create four unique projects using beautiful decorative papers, book board, sturdy card stock and heavier text papers. Come away with three notebooks and an accordion book with pockets, each completed in a decorative way. This session serves as a great introduction to bookbinding but is not required before taking the other sessions.

Coptic Stitched Journal – March 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
The coptic stitched journal will be constructed from book boards covered with beautiful decorative paper and a book block with 128 pages of heavier text weight paper. There will be a choice of plain or lined paper for the inside pages.

Artist Journal – March 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
This colourful 64-page journal is an enjoyable, straight-forward project to make. The covers are a heavy, but foldable, paper, and the inside pages are made from a large piece of light watercolour paper (Arches Text Wove) that will be already decorated on both sides with a colourful watercolour wash.

Please bring the following tools for each session: a metal ruler, pencil, eraser, and scissors.

Optional tools to bring: cutting mat, exacto knife, awl, bone folder (instructor will bring if you don’t have these).

We are following current COVID-19 regulations: Masks are mandatory inside the building, and we will be checking for proof of full vaccination for participants born in 2009 or earlier.


March 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Ladysmith, V9G 1K4
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