#5112 Sewn Boards binding with sewn-in wrapper, June 16, with Karen Hanmer

$ 75.00


Paper Case Series: Sewn Boards binding with sewn-in wrapper

For centuries paper has served as a quick, elegant, and economical covering material for books. This versatile material can create structures ranging from pocket notebooks to conservation friendly bindings to a case durable enough for a heavily-used manual.

This workshop is part of our Paper Case Series, take one or take the full series.

This variation on the Sewn Boards Binding is based on a model by Gary Frost in the University of Iowa Library. Before sewing, a long strip of card is hinged around the one of the card folios that start and end the book. The stub faces out. After sewing, the card strip is folded around the fore edge of the card folio it is hinged around, across the spine of the book, folded again at the fore edge of the second card folio, and rests inside that folio. A spine lining provides support. The structure provides quick, low-adhesive protection for a text that cannot wait for a more formal binding. The wrapper can unfold as a wide panorama, presenting book arts possibilities.

This workshop is appropriate for intermediate binders, beginners who are ready for a fast-paced workout, and anyone who wants to add more paper cases to their repertoire.

Students in this class will be provided with a descriptive handout and materials list in advance of the class to allow students to bind along with the instructor during the demonstration.

This is an online class. Information about participating by zoom will be sent to all participants in advance. We encourage you to enroll early so you can gather the materials and supplies and work along during the class. 

Paper Case Series: Sewn Boards binding with sewn-in wrapper

Wednesday, June 16 from 4 pm to 6 pm (PT)

This is an Online Class, you will attend by zoom. The link to the class will be sent one day in advance.

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 The British Library and the Library of Congress to Stanford University and Graceland. She offers workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in traditional binding skills. Learn more at her website www.karenhanmer.com

Please consider:

We want you to join the class by video, if possible, and participate. Try to prepare a workspace so you have some room to work, and a space to connect to the class.

All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full refund, less the administrative fee. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund, less the administrative fee. 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 canceled 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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