#5111 Paper Case with Locking Spine, May 19, with Karen Hanmer

$ 75.00


Paper Case Series: Paper Case with Locking Spine

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.

The Paper Case with Locking Spine is a good solution when a temporary binding is needed now for a book that will be rebound using a more robust method when time permits. Double folio endsheets are reinforced at the fold, sewn on, and later slit at the head and tail about an inch down through the reinforced fold. The head and tail turn-ins of the case are folded into the slits, locking the text block into the case without adhesive. The text block can be removed from the case quickly and easily by snipping the threads in the center of each signature. This case is also notable for its interesting fold pattern resulting in envelope-like flaps on the inside at front and rear.

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: Paper Case with Locking Spine

Wednesday, May 19 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

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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.