BookArtsLA Hanmer workshop Endbands

#5049 One-Day Basic Endbands, with Karen Hanmer - November 4

$ 155.00

In this one-day workshop, students will practice two basic endbands first flat on corrugated plastic then on rounded, backed text blocks: one color bead on the spine, and two-color bead at the front. The bead at the front is appropriate for contemporary work, the bead on the spine is appropriate for medieval structures.

Note: This is an intermediate-level workshop. Students should be familiar with folding, marking up and sewing. Students should be making at least several sewn books per year independently, outside a workshop setting.

Sunday, November 4  from 9 am to 4 pm. There will also be a $30  materials fee.

Special note about materials

Instructor will provide all supplies, including rounded, backed mini text blocks. Students are welcome to work on their own text blocks instead, but note that endbands must be sewn prior to casing in or before the cords are fixed into boards. Endband silk will provided in a limited range of colors. If you need a specific color for a text block you bring, you are welcome to supply your own.

After registration, you'll receive a list of materials to bring with you. Please bring a finishing press if at all possible.

There will not be a handout for this workshop. I recommend Greenfield, Jane and Hille, Jenny. Endbands from East to West: How to Work Them. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. An earlier version of this publication would also be fine.

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. See more of her work on her website at:

Hanmer is winner of the Jury Prize for Binding in the 2009 Helen Warren DeGolyer American Bookbinding Competition. One of only eight graduates of the American Academy of Bookbinding’s Fine Binding program, Hanmer has studied with many notable fine binders. She holds a degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

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.