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upcoming workshops at dandelion school house

I’m excited to announce a few new fall workshops I’ll be teaching under the new umbrella of dandelion school house, a collaboration between asil (link: asil) and Levigator Press. We felt it was time to separate our classes from the asil gallery name, and will announce more later when we’re ready to launch properly with a full lineup of classes and a beautiful logo (I’m working on a very nice drawing but my Procreate skills are quite primitive and it’s taking me forever). For now, we’re soft launching the school with a short roster of classes. For now you can see what’s on offer at this link: dandelion school house.

On Saturday, October 28 I’ll be teaching an old favourite, Coptic bookbinding. We’ll be using fun covers cut down from old books and you’ll have your choice of a few different papers for your pages. Registration is required, and can be done on the asil website via this link: Coptic bookbinding at dandelion school house.

On two consecutive Thursday evenings, November 9 and 16, I’ll be teaching an introductory linoleum printing workshop. This is one of the most popular workshops I used to offer at the Levigator Press studio and we’re pretty excited to finally be running it again. Here’s the link to register at the asil website: Lino block printing at dandelion school house.

We’d love it if you could join us!

longstitch binding


Here are the finished student books from our first bookbinding class at Arts Council Windsor & Region, longstitch binding with a wrapped leather cover. Thanks to everyone who came out and made a book with us!

Longstitch bookbinding class


Here are our students’ finished books from Saturday afternoon’s bookbinding class! Watch for the next session coming up in July.

Longstitch binding class

Here are some lovely books from tonight’s bookbinding class, longstitch through a slotted cover with a folded decorative slipcover. The students had loads of fun and were in love with their gorgeous little finished books.



Book covers

Here’s a progress shot on our other new line of hand bound journals: bookcloth and screenprinted paper.

New journals

Here’s a little preview of our new leather journals. This one is sold but we’ll have more ready soon, in two sizes!


New Irish linen thread for bookbinding, in some fun bright colours.

On the bench

A longstitch and linkstitch binding with a lovely dark, thick leather cover.

Today in the studio

8-year-old Adriaan, a friend of Levigator Press, came by to visit and learned how to do a single-section pamphlet binding.

Bookbinding class 

Here are a few images from Tuesday night’s class. One student prepared a reclaimed cover from an old book, and the others used chipboard covers.