#5069 Split Board Binding, with Karen Hanmer - Nov 9-10

$ 250.00

The robust, nineteenth-century Split Board Binding is a perfect structure for beginning to work with leather. The paring requires minimal finesse, and the modest leather headcap is easy to form. The binding will have a leather spine and fore edge. The remainder of the boards will be covered in decorative paper.

In this two day workshop you will become more comfortable working with leather and explore which features of a binding are necessary for function and protection of the text block, and when to consider additional refinements. Students will reinforce their skills in marking up and sewing on supports, constructing reinforced endsheets, preparing boards, rounding and backing, lining the spine for support vs. aesthetics, and paring leather. The workshop will end with a very brief introduction to tooling.

Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10 from 9 am to 4 pm. There will also be an additional materials fee.

This structure is a great introduction to working with leather and additional skills. In order to complete the structure in a weekend, we move at a quick pace. Students should have had an introduction to the following skills: marking up, sewing on supports, lining spines, leather-paring 

About the Instructor: Karen Hanmer 

Karen Hanmer’s artist-made books are physical manifestations of personal essays intertwining history, culture, politics, science and technology. She utilizes both traditional and contemporary book structures, and the work is often playful in content or format. Hanmer’s work is included in collections ranging from Tate Britain and the Library of Congress to Yale University and Graceland. She has served on the editorial board of The Bonefolder, as Exhibitions Chair for the Guild of Book Workers, and as frequent exhibition curator and juror. She offers workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in basic binding skills.

See more of her work on her website at: karenhanmer.com

Workshop Refund Policy: Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full (100%) refund. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins, or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).

Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.

If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.

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