Bookbinding with Jeffrey Macklin

sewing paraphernalia including a pincushion sits on a wooden desk with an antique sewing machine


with Jeffrey Macklin and Michèle Karch-Ackerman

*Sunday, June 26

Session 1: 2pm-3pm

Session 2: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join us in the main gallery to learn bookbinding techniques and work together to complete the production of our hand numbered short-run full colour publication Ghost Seamstress. Each participant will receive two copies of the book which includes writing by Molly Peacock, Fynn Leitch, and Michèle Karch-Ackerman.

All materials provided.

Fee: $25

AGP Members receive 10% off and have access to early registration:

AGP Member Registration opens: Sunday, May 1, 2022

General Registration opens: Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call the gallery at 705 743 9179 to register.

After the workshop additional copies of Ghost Seamstress will be available for purchase in the Gallery Shop ($15 ea)


*This event has been rescheduled from Sunday, June 5 to Sunday, June 26. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Jeffrey Macklin is a Peterborough, Ontario based artist and freelance graphic designer. Working within the Peterborough business community for over 30 years – Jeffrey has created successful branding, design/ layout solutions for dozens of clients. Along with the visuals, Jeffrey creates communications to support the visuals for clients across the region.

On the fine art side, he works primarily with relief printing (letterpress) and mixed media (watercolour and acrylic). He often employs words as visual triggers, as well as present-day/historical pop-culture icons and figures in both his print work and his mixed media pieces.

Jeffrey also teaches within the Graphic Design + Visual Communications program at Fleming College.


Michèle Karch-Ackerman is a nationally recognized contemporary artist whose installations are known for inspiring viewers with their provocative and touching subject matter. For over thirty years her artistic practice has involved the devotional act of sewing clothing. Karch-Ackerman is an installation artist drawn to domestic, traditionally feminine, work: embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, dress and doll-making. Her work considers the dead, the forgotten, the and the hurting.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough will be CLOSED to the public on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day

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