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Booking Binding Classes

October 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on September 27, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on October 4, 2023 at 9:30 am

444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith

– Learn the art of bookbinding with Carolynn Dallaire. Includes different styles and techniques with step by step instruction.

  • All materials are included
  • Individual sessions range from $40-$50
  • All 3 sessions are $131
  • Please bring a metal ruler, pencil, eraser, and scissors for each session


September 20: 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, each completed in a decorative way. This session serves as a great introduction to bookbinding but is not required before taking the other sessions.

September 27: 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.

October 4: Artistic Journal

  • 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. 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.


October 4, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm