Year: 2014

Marbling Workshop, Saturday January 10th 2015

We will be holding an introductory workshop on western marbling using acrylic paints from 9am-4pm on Saturday, January 10th 2015. The fee for this workshop is $65 plus HST. If you would like to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact

Crazy Sharp!

This morning I was setting up some paper to cut on our guillotine. I was positioning the stack of paper under the clamp when I noticed that the edge of the clamp didn’t feel “right” against my knuckle. That’s when

An interesting book about pulp & paper science

After a recommendation on the Papermaking Yahoo Group a few months ago, I purchased a copy of Pulp Technology and Treatment for Paper by James d’A. Clark, published in 1978 by Miller Freeman Publications, San Fransisco, California. I purchased my

A Musical Connection Between Letterpress and Christmas

Many people already know that music for the familiar Christmas carol Hark! the Herald Angels Sing is credited to Felix Mendelssohn. Through a series of messages on the LETPRESS mailing list, I found out just recently that the original Mendelssohn work

A Minecraft black hole

Lily has taken a liking to playing Minecraft, and I’ve been sucked into it as well. We have 6 computers networked together here at our home and store, so it made sense to set up a network server so we

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More bookcloth remnants

My trip to the Niagara area last month included a stop to get more assorted pieces of bookcloth. We finally got the cloth stored in our rack and have some samples for making an updated sample sheet. Those two that

Marbling from Heart & Hand

It has been a while since Heart & Hand, but I finally took pictures of all the marbling we made that day. We had one more sheet that Lily made with the help of one of the show visitors, but

Steamed Stems Results

Yesterday, we held our Steaming Stems session with mixed results. The weather was great: It was right around the freezing point, and the morning was bright and sunny. Later it clouded over but there were still a few sunny breaks.

The 30th Annual OCADU Book Arts Fair

On Saturday, November 29th 2014, OCAD University’s Printmaking Department will hold its 30th annual Book Arts Fair in the Great Hall at 100 McCaul Street in downtown Toronto. The show is open from 10am to 5pm and the folks there

A Busy Day on the Road

I spent last Thursday traveling around the Niagara area and south of Hamilton, doing various book arts things. My first stop was the Annual General Meeting of the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum in Queenston. This group has been having