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Paperhouse Studio

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180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada

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February 2017

Pamphlet Binding Basics

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pamphlet stitch is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring and cutting to folding and scoring. You will gain knowledge that will allow you to customize the cover, adding your own design elements. Techniques like checking paper grain, how to square edges, measuring, preparing the cover, punching holes and basic sewing will be covered. Participants will leave with at…

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March 2017

Papercutting: Photo-Based Tunnel Book

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this class, learn to use photographic imagery with the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam! By separating the layers of the image into papercuts, you will be able to turn your photograph into a tunnel book. This workshop is an opportunity to make miniature 3D worlds through handcut paper while exploring a classic book format. We will provide all materials for the class including samples of photographic images from old books and magazines to use…

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Sculptural Papermaking

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton to hard translucent flax and hemp. This variety makes paper an exciting material when combined with light. We will show multiple techniques such as casting over forms…

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German Case Binding

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

German case binding is a book form that dates back to the 1800s. It was first adopted as a cheaper paper-covered alternative to wooden boards, and has now evolved into your favourite hardcover books today. The cover is made as a separate flat unit before being attached to the text block with adhesives. In this workshop you will be shown how to prepare a text block – folding, cutting, hole punching and sewing. Our expert instructor will take you through…

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Introduction to Western Papermaking

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is a great introduction to western techniques of papermaking. You will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the journey across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad to Europe. Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and…

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April 2017

Open Session Marbling

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this session, vats of carrageenan, alum, ox-gall and inks will be pre-mixed for water-based marbling. Guidance will be provided by our expert instructor as well as references to design patterns. A range of papers will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with as well as cloth and wood! This style of workshop is great for those that would like to freely explore patterns in marbling such as stone marble, nonpareil, bouquet,…

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Japanese Stab Bookbinding

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an exploration into stab bindings, a functional and beautiful structure popularized in Japan. This is a great first book structure for beginner bookbinders, and is also exciting for those who already have experience with western bookbinding because it offers a new set of decorative opportunities. Stab bindings are also an easy way to bind loose sheets, which is difficult in western book structures. Participants will make two books – the first a simple four-hole binding to learn…

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Papercutting: Plants and Crystals

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Explore the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam. In this workshop, you will learn how to cut imagery and designs using washi (Japanese paper) and precision blades. In this themed class there will be be a variety of real plants and crystals to draw inspiration from! Along with hands-on demonstrations of the various methods and materials used in papercutting, this workshop will focus on your projects in an open studio setting so that you can plan…

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Intro. to Papermaking Intensive

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper. This class is a combination of our beginner level – Deckle Box Paper and Introduction to Western Paper. Students will learn traditional European style sheet forming with fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila Hemp) and Ontario hemp. We will explore the differences of pulling with a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. Techniques such as laminating,…

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Buttonhole Bookbinding

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun form of bookmaking with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and book projects. The buttonhole stitch is a beautiful binding that allows a repetitive wrapping of the spine at the head and tail, echoing the vertical folds of the exposed sections. Forming a bead with this stitch tightens the wrapping and also gives a beautiful decorative element – making this technique very special. In this class we will learn to cut…

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