Friday, May 3, 2013

The Star Book for CBBAG

Welcome aboard BC Ferries

Last weekend I sailed (literally) to Vancouver to teach the Star Book to an eager group of fledging bookbinders.  I was delighted to finally meet people belonging to names I've known only online.  A round of applause for Joni S for coming up from Oregon for the class!

Making some Book Cradles to take to Vancouver

Book Kits all ready to go!

I should have taken more photos.  The venue was spectacular: Creekside Community Rec Center in False Creek which is all part of the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.  We were entertained early on by many busy bodies warming up outside our windows for Dragon Boat practice.  Unfortunately it was a pretty rainy day for them, but a perfect day to be binding books!

CBBAG is the Canadian Bookbinder and Book Artists Guild and this workshop was sponsored by the BC Lower Mainland Chapter.  I got the feeling they would love to have some new members and if you're interested in bookbinding they are planning lots more workshops.  You may see their website here:  Contact information is there, too.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended. You were a wonderful group!
And you are so lucky to have such a fantastic location for workshops. Floor to ceiling windows, overlooking False Creek. Lots of tables and a great organizing committee. 
Thank you for having me.
Happy binding!
And I love the tote bag (celebrating the 25th anniversary of CBBAG) I purchased while I was there:


  1. I bet that was fun! A lovely example you show too.

  2. I had SUCH a good time - and I will have to send you pics of my finished book. Your stamps played a big role in the finished product. It was nice to meet you, and everyone else! Now that I've finished the book, I have to get back to "regular" stuff - fun, to be sure, but not like having a day with a group of fabulous women with a delightful teacher! It was surely nice to meet you all.