We're two weeks into 2014, and struggling to stick to resolutions like: getting organized, eating healthier and exercising more. While you're at it, why not indulge your creative side and learn the art of Japanese stab binding? On Sunday, February 9th Biblioasis will welcome Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Instructor Dan Mezza, who will be teaching this ancient form of bookbinding that's still in use today. For only $65, you can take part in Dan's one-day class from 10am to 4pm.
What's that? You don't own silk thread and Japanese Chiyogami paper? Fear not, everything you'll need to make one book is included in the price. Soon you'll be able to bind your own artful books using techniques that date back from the fourteenth century.
Instructor Dan Mezza has been involved in the field of bookbinding for more than 20 years. He specializes in book repair and conservation, working out of his bindery in London, Ontario. Dan is a past president of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists' guild and is active in the Southwestern Ontario Chapter (London) where he continues to offer classes with an emphasis on traditional methods and historical structures.
If you'd like to take part in this exciting workshop, please contact us at Biblioasis and register with payment before February 1st. Stop by our store (1520 Wyandotte St. E., in Walkerville), call (519-968-2206) or email for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).