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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Choose your own bookbinding adventure: 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. Each session is suitable for all levels, and all materials are included! Participants who have taken Carolynn Dallaire's classes return over and over again to learn and enjoy the atmosphere she creates.


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.


Four Book Medley -


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


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. We will sew the book together using waxed linen thread and the historical coptic and kettle stitching, which are both beautiful and very strong. There will be a choice of plain or lined paper for the inside pages.


Artist Journal -


This colourful 64-page 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. We will ‘tear’ down the large paper into a usable page size and sew the cover and pages together using a french lace sewing style. The book, measuring 5” wide by 6 1/2” tall, is sturdy yet flexible, colourful and most rewarding to fill. A decorative button or charm can be attached to the front cover.


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).

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