Category Archives: artist books

365 ways with T-bags

Get together, Saturday 11 July2020

9.30am – 12.30pm, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT

Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members will demonstrate how they have been experimenting with t-bags and incorporating them in their books. 

T-bags are easy to obtain, an option for adding colour to the page and no bulging text blocks thanks to the fine nature of the material in the t-bag.
What to bring
Your bookbinding kit
T-bags can be new or used
Stamp pad
Brush or sponge to apply colour to t-bag
Paper 160 gsm or greater
Glue stick
Scrap paper
Sandpaper
Fine pen
Camera/phone and notebook
Rubbish bag (new arrangement – hirers are to take rubbish with them, similar to visiting a national park)

Share and Learn – display table

Please bring along your projects for the display table. Let’s hear about what you have been up to since our last get together.

Need assistance with your bookbinding project, there will be help on hand.

Come along, be with other binders and share and learn together.

Sketch book, no stitching

Saturday 14 March 2020

9.30am – 12.30pm, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT

Teresa and Wendy will demonstrate how to make this sketch book.

It is a robust A5 hardcover book made with very little equipment. It opens out flat, pages can be removed and replaced. No sewing and very little adhesive. It has been tested by young children, artists, and others over the past few months and seems to stand up well.

Materials will be provided so all of us can make this book after the demonstration to take home.

What to bring

  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Metal ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil

See you all at our first drop-in for 2020.

$5 each to go to room hire. 

Secret Belgian Binding with tutor Guy Begbie

Cancelled

Guy Begbie will be in Canberra tutoring this two-day workshop in April. This workshop is designed for participants with or without bookbinding experience.

Date: Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 April 2020, 9.30am to 4.30pm both days at

Venue: Bookarts Bindery, Canberra

Fee:  $240 Deposit of $100 required to secure a place.

All materials will be provided for the workshop.

What to bring:  TBA

Please email: canberrabookbinders@gmail.com to secure a place.

Participants will have the opportunity to make a hardback book that has an elegant and distinctive thread pattern of sewing.

This is used to lace the front and back covers to the cover spine piece. The cover is made up of three separate components. The sewing is visible on the outside of the book. Measures are taken in the binding construction, to hide the interior thread on the inside of the covers.

The book block/pages are made up of signature folios that are attached in the sewing process to the inside spine of the cover. Learn variation in page structuring in each of the page sections with some gate folds and throw out pages. This binding is robust and durable and allows the book to lie flat when open.

Guy Begbie is a UK based interdisciplinary artist printmaker, bookbinder, independent bookbinding & book arts workshop provider and an associate art and design lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Guy exhibited his work in ‘Code X: Contemporary Fine Binding’ at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, 9th February-27th March 2017.

Drop-in Saturday 14 July

New in 2018
Drop-in Saturday 14 July
9.00 – 12.30, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT.

Come along, be with other binders and share and learn together.

Type, tooling and titling. Be shown and assisted people in the use of the Guilds type and finishing tools.

Need assistance with your bookbinding project, there will be help on hand.

Paring machines will be set up ready for you to use.

Only $5, towards hiring the room.
Everyone welcome.
Drop-in Saturday dates 2018
8 Sept
10 Nov

Workshop – Case binding with decorative stitching

Waiting list

Learn to make a case bound book with decorative stitching.

Saturday 21 July 2018,  9.00am – 5.00pm, in the Hall, Hughes Community Centre

Cost $110 ($70 for Guild members)

 

To book a place, please register at  admin@canberrabookbinders.org.au

Skill level: Beginners and others welcome

Be guided through techniques to create a case bound book that opens flat with decorative stitching on the spine. You will be taught to use a variety of tools and the basics of contemporary fine binding. What you will learn can be applied to many binding styles for artist books and contemporary fine bindings.

Materials will be supplied.

A list of what to bring will be provided following registration.

Workshop – Concertinas and gelatine printing

A day exploring the endless possibilities of concertina books and gelatine printing.

Saturday 11 November 2017,  9.00am – 5.00pm, in the Hall, Hughes Community Centre

Please register interest  admin@canberrabookbinders.org.au

Cost $110 ($70 for Guild members)

Skill level: Beginners

Participants will be guided through a number of techniques to create concertina books:

  • Making a gelatine printing plate
  • Printing processes with a gelatine plate
  • Combining prints into a concertina
  • Covering boards for concertina covers
  • Putting it all together to take home

 

 

 

Guild 16 25 Aug – 17 Sept

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An exhibition of recent works by Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild members at Canberra Civic Library – Mezzanine Gallery.

33 works of fine, contemporary, sculptural, challenging hand bookbinding

Download Guild 16 Catalogue 7MB

The exhibition runs from Thursday 25 August – Saturday 17 September.

Civic Library opening hours – Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm Saturday 10am to 4pm