Year: 2020

Paper Drill (Hole Punch)

We’ve added a product page for the paper drill we sell, and it includes a link to a YouTube video showing its use.

Monotype Pump Stroke Counter Tweak

Although I thought I had the pump stroke counter on my Monotype working, I recently did some casting and found it still wasn’t counting properly. Fiddling with the magnet and sensor position didn’t seem to help. The job probably could

Papermaking Workshop March 28th cancelled

We have cancelled the papermaking workshop we had scheduled for March 28th as part of general efforts to reduce the speed of transmission of COVID-19. Most of the participants who had signed up either felt they were part of a

42nd Grimsby Wayzgoose cancelled

Unfortunately, the upcoming Wayzgoose scheduled to be held at the end of April at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery has been cancelled. This is part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVIDS-19. Although the threat of this disease might

42nd Grimsby Wayzgoose, Saturday, April 25th

The Grimsby Wayzgoose will be celebrating its 42nd annual event this year on Saturday, April 25th, from 9am to 5pm. This show and sale of everything Book Arts will take place at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18

Introductory Papermaking Workshop, Saturday March 28th

We’re holding another of our Introductory Papermaking workshops on Saturday, March 28th, 2020, running from 9am to 4pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) at our store in New Dundee. At the workshop, you’ll learn about the basics of making paper

New Powdered Retention Agent to replace our liquid agents

For many years we carried two products for helping with pigment retention in handmade paper: our Retention Agent and our Scavenger. Both were cationic agents (that is, they developed positive electric charge in water), which attracted them both to the

More carp, live ones this time, and an eagle

The other day, I was walking along Alder Creek, which runs behind our property here in New Dundee, and I happened to spot a group of around 40 carp, just swimming gently to keep up with the current. The water

CBBAG Ottawa Valley Book Arts Show and Sale, May 16th, 2020

The Ottawa Valley chapter of The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) will be holding their biennial(ish) Book Arts Show and Sale on Saturday, May 16th, 2020. Unlike the previous few shows, which were held at the Glebe Community

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