Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop with Sprouts Press, Thursday, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), $60, register here.
Learn how to make your own hard cover Coptic Journal with Carolyn of Sprouts Press Designs. We'll cover the basics of bookbinding, go over the tools of the trade and then learn how to put it all together into a beautiful handcrafted journal. This is a hands-on class and students will leave with a finished project.
All materials are supplied. This workshop is intended for adults. This is a great introduction to bookbinding, and also suitable for more experienced paper crafters, looking for a refresher.
About Sprouts Press, by owner/artist Carolyn Eady:
Sprouts Press home studio is a busy and multi-disciplinary space, where an ever-changing and growing skill set is used and many different things are created. But it always comes back to a love of books: to write in, to sketch in, to ponder, read, admire, examine and fully, wholeheartedly enjoy.
When crafting hand-bound books, using thread and needle and a variety of binding stitches, some ancient and some that I created, I consider size, shape, texture, colour and practicality. Aesthetics are important, but I also really want people to express their hearts out on the pages of the books I make. These are objects designed to be used, well worn and well loved.
Did you know...? We also offer workshops by request for your group! Contact us for details!
Paper Fair at the P.O., June 10, 2017, 12:00 - 7:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, drop-in.
#PaperFair takes over Toronto's First Post Office on June 10th!
With loads of the top made-in-Toronto paper goods and vendors, we're calling all fans of snail mail, happy mail, and mail art! Snag deals on Toronto's finest stationery, including greeting cards, stickers, pins, art prints, postcards, and lots more! Plus, we'll have special guests and activities, and special offers from TFPO's gift shop, too!
Come meet the makers in your neighbourhood!
Post-a-Letter and Fans-of-Plans Sundays, ongoing, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, drop-in.
We've had a lot of interest lately in forming a meet-up/drop-in group for those who have adopted the Bullet Journal system. At the same time, the letter-writers among us have been asking to increase the frequency of Post-a-Letter Sundays.
So we're combining the two!
The original Post-a-Letter Sundays began with a simple concept: this was dedicated writing time. But it evolved to include a little show-and-tell, the occasional special guest, and always good company. As we move into the new year, we'll continue to look to you to tell us what you'd like from it. Would you like supplies provided? Nibbles? Music? Come along and let's chat. Or just turn up with your bullet journal/planner/correspondence, and get down to work.
Unless otherwise noted:
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all workshops and ticketed events. There are no refunds within forty-eight hours of events. Please note that not all events are suited for children.
Bonus: on the day of workshops at Toronto's First Post Office, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our gift shop.