Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Handmade Bookbinding Classes

Mar 2 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

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


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.


Mar 2
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Arts Council of Ladysmith


Event summary
Learn about different stiches as you handcraft your own decorative journals with Carolynn Dallaire.


Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery TEMP Location
444 Parkhill Terrace
Ladysmith, V9G 1K4
+ Google Map

Leave a Reply

Can't find what you're looking for? Try this ultra-mega search!
… it searches e v e r y t h i n g    ʕ ◉ . ◉ ʔ