I gave a star tunnel book demonstration at Word Festival in Vancouver.
These mini-books will be for sale at Canzine West (SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings) on Saturday November 5 2016 from 1-7 p.m. They can be used to make your own zine or fill with haiku!
I had a table at the VCC Day marketplace to feature Japanese cards and bookbindings, and talk about my passion for haiku.
For Day 1 of the Opus challenge (Theme: Fall), a creative challenge to incite people to create everyday, I tried Maple leaf Japanese stab binding based on a tutorial by Becca.
I gave a demonstration on how to make a star book at Word, a literary festival that took place at the Vancouver Public Library today.
I started by sharing examples of star books. Then I sowed a book and assembled the pages into a star book.
The theme of my book was the Word festival. I used the festival guide to pick the colour of the book and Imade a collage using pictures and extracts from the program.
I really enjoyed sharing the joys of bookbinding during this one hour demo at the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) table.
I created this starbook featuring winners from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational winners.
Each card was designed by VCBF with the purpose of promoting the winners. I downloaded the cards from the @OfficialVCBF twitter page.
This starbook will be donated to Haiku Canada to be auctioned during the annual conference this week-end.
in the fog
petal storm —
I almost had
I decided to practice Japanese stab binding today. Because you have to pass the thread several times in the same hole, it’s very important to make the holes big and even. Instead of stabbing slowly with an awl, most bookbinders will use nails and hammer. Not my favorite part! (My favorite part is the sewing.)
I presented a bookmaking workshop at Word Vancouver between 3-4pm at the table of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.
Participants decorated their book using the logo of the festival. The book that says “Family Fun” really sums up the experience at this wonderfully literary festival.
If you missed the workshop, check out my tutorial.