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Exposed Stitch Hand Bound Book

October-16 to October-16, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn traditional bookbinding techniques to stitch together a beautiful hand bound book. Using mat board, decorative papers, and acid-free paper, participants will measure, score, size paper, miter corners and bind the book?s pages and cover using a decorative stitch that is visible at the spine. When open, this unique method of binding allows the pages to lie flat. This binding technique is particularly suitable for those who write and sketch. Instructions are given on how to make traditional bookbinding paste that is archival and non-toxic, and on techniques to make bookbinding cloth. Please bring a metal ruler, utility knife, foam brush, pencil, and eraser to class. Also a bone folder and self-healing mat if you have them.


October 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Meeting Room 1 at *West End Community Centre
870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada


Jo Ann Kronquist
Covid Safety at the Community Centre
NOTE: The nature of the activity is such that you may interact with other people who are considered to be in good health, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.

Communicable Disease Health & Safety Practices

• Participants should assess themselves daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before attending a program.
• Participants who are ill, including participants of essential service providers, should not attend a program or access the Community Centre.
• The use of masks is recommended indoors for people 12 years of age and older and who are not yet fully vaccinated.
• Staff, program participants, and the public may wish to continue wearing a mask for some time – please respect this choice and be aware of others’ personal space.
• Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted.
• Participants are encouraged to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your program time. Patrons may be required to line up prior to entering the facility.
• If a participant, instructor or staff member is unsure if they should self-isolate due to illness they should contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit. They can also be advised to contact a family physician or nurse practitioner to be assessed for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
• All participants are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by covering coughs or sneezes.