IMPORTANT: In accordance to recommendations set by health officials due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our meetings are cancelled until further notice. We will post more information as it becomes available. Take care and be well.

Open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects:

On the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm,
at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East in Ottawa in the downstairs craft room.

Programme and Meeting Minutes

Meeting, December 14, 2022

Thank you to those that attended the first hybrid CBBAG-OV meeting at the Carleton University Book Arts Lab. It was lovely to see those returning and also a few young people that may become members! The following roles were confirmed:… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 9, 2022

Changes to the CBBAG-OV executive and future chapter meetings Hello. My name is Amy Jenkins and I’m a CBBAG-OV member. Earlier this summer I agreed to take on the role of President of the Ottawa Valley chapter while Spike completes her… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Non-Meeting

Hi CBBAGers! Hope you and your families have been safe and healthy during this pandemic and will continue to be so. As much as we all live, breathe and dream bookbinding, I do not think it is time to gather… Continue Reading →

Meeting, March 11, 2020

Programme: Endbands. A special presentation of Geneviève Samson’s History of Endbands (L’histoire des tranchefiles), a project she completed which exhibits hand-sewn endbands from the 12th to the 20th century. We will also have a fun hands-on activity to learn to… Continue Reading →

Meeting, February 12, 2020

Programme: Folding Paper Fun Night. A hands-on demonstration with Spike Minogue. As always Bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the book arts to share during our show and tell period. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at… Continue Reading →

Meeting, January 8, 2020

Programme: Lettering Through Time or how our alphabet got to where it is today. Presented by Calligraphy Society of Ottawa (CSO) member and full time calligrapher Rick Draffin, this short presentation will be on the changes in the letters from… Continue Reading →

Meeting, December 11, 2019

Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East in Ottawa in the downstairs craft room. All are welcome, including non-members. Programme Presentation: Bookbinding at the National Archives of Malta with Bronwen… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 13, 2019

Join us, at our November 13th meeting. Programme Presentation: Historic Bookbinding in Montefiascone with Paul Champion-Demers As always Bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the book arts to share during our show and tell period. All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Meeting, October 9, 2019

Join us, at our October 11th meeting. Swap launch We will be announcing this years swap theme! Blind tooling using decorative finishing tools Following a short demonstration by Spike Minogue of foil tooling, a station will be set up a… Continue Reading →

Meeting, September 11, 2019

It’s Back to CBBAG time! Agenda Business report  As always, Show and Tell: Bring your creations! Report on bookbinding activities by members. And, if you were busy working on it over the summer, bring your Matchbox Challenge! All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Meeting, June 12, 2019 (AGM)

June is our year-end wrap-up, election of officers and planning session for next season’s programme. Bring your ideas and your energy, your third book arts challenge item (pockets), as well as your Show and Tell. Also, if you have anything book… Continue Reading →

Meeting, May 8, 2019

On Wednesday, May 8th, Roxanne Lafleur will be discussing image transfer techniques that use glue/medium, heat or solvents to transfer ink-jet or toner-based facsimiles.  Those participating in this year’s SWAP will bring their bound set of ‘maps’ to show and tell. As always, bring your creations, information or news… Continue Reading →

Meeting, April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10th, “De mère en mer” the making of the book by Roxanne Lafleur, an Art of the Book 2018 selection, will be presented by the artist. As always, bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the… Continue Reading →

Meeting, March 13, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13th, Paul Champion-Demers will be presenting  wooden books and byzantine binding. The second book arts challenge of the season, ribbon is due. Bring your creation or send us a photograph. A new challenge will be drawn. For… Continue Reading →

Meeting, February 13, 2019 (cancelled)

Due to a major winter storm, this meeting is cancelled. Bring your Mapping signatures at the meeting on March 13th, if you are participating in the SWAP. More information about our meetings

Maker’s Table Night
Call for Ideas

For our Wednesday meeting, February 13, 2019 meeting, 6:30 8:30 p.m. If you have any great ideas, jigs or templates, tips or tricks,  easy shortcuts, or just a small method of any sort you are willing to show/teach others, this… Continue Reading →

Meeting, January 9th, 2019

On Wednesday, January 9th, two representatives from Carleton University will give a brief update on the status of the Book Arts Lab (there’s a location, a floor plan and a timeline), with lots of time for Q&A. This should be a… Continue Reading →

Meeting, December 12, 2018

Join us for FOLD: a hands-on demonstration with Susan Pinard on 2 folded structures, one being a collapsible box from Hedi Kyle’s new book, The Art of the Fold. Bring your bonefolder and take your samples home! December 12th is also… Continue Reading →

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