Category Archives: fine design binding

Section Sewing Saturday

All familiar with www. but for binders this Saturday it is sss. Section Sewing Saturday 14 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Rm 3, Hughes Community Centre.

The morning will start at 9.30. Many binding styles involve stitching, so your committee has designed a morning of hands-on activities around the topic of ‘Section Sewing’. Many questions arise when sewing sections and let’s see if they can all be answered. Experienced CCBG members have volunteered to share their knowledge by teaching this Saturday.

If you want to practice section sewing please bring along a text block. Suggest a text block of 7 sections. Alternative to a text block is to bring along paper and your bone folder to put together a text block to stitch. Come along only $5 which goes to cost of hiring room.

Last Drop-in Saturday for 2019

  • 9 November 2019

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

Colleen Curry Workshops – Full

Bookarts, Canberra and Andersen’s Bindery, Sydney are hosting workshops in 2018 by Coleen Curry from USA

Coleen Curry has exhibited internationally and her work is held in many private collections. She studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) with Monique Lallier and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in fine binding.    Coleen has won international bookbinding prizes and her work has been exhibited around the globe.

Canberra Workshop

Articulated Leather Staple Binding –  5 days

Workshop in Canberra and Sydney

Leather Manipulation Techniques – 3 Days

Sydney Workshop

Staple Binding in Stone Veneer – 5 days

Date: April 2018

Register now:

  • Canberra workshops please contact Joy Tonkin at [email protected]
  • Sydney workshops visit Andersen’s Bindery

Miniatures 10 March – 1 April

Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild



The World of Small Books

 With special thanks to Stephen Byrne UK and Jim Brogan USA for allowing some of their collections to travel across the seas

Mezzanine Gallery, Civic Library

London Circuit, Canberra City

 Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.30pm Sat: 10.00am 4.00pm