Endbands: Multicolor, Vertical Bead
Bonus Step Five
in the Sewn Endbands Series
Instructor Karen Hanmer
Saturday October 14, 2023
10 AM to 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom.
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students through November.)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Handsewn endbands are an elegant addition to any binding. They are not difficult to make, and with a little practice you’ll sew them in a flash and remember the technique forever. Endbands are the ideal skill to learn online: the view is so much larger on even the smallest device than you could get peering over the instructor’s shoulder. The recordings will allow you to watch the demo over and over, and at a normal, slowed down or accelerated speed.
In the added-on session of the Sewn Endbands Series, we will make a multi-color, vertical bead endband. This luxury endband can accommodate as many colors as you wish and need not be sewn in any prescribed pattern.
There were a total of four online workshops in this Sewn Endbands series, but this add-on now brings the series to five. They are designed to complement each other, but each workshop may be taken as a stand-alone, with no prerequisite of taking the previous workshops in the series. Taking all five workshops, however, will give you both depth and breadth in this important aspect of binding. These are the four workshops in the series:
Saturday June 10 | Endbands: Medieval
Saturday July 8 | Endbands: Two color bead at the front
Saturday August 5 | Two Endbands: Three color bead at the front AND rolled leather or paper
Saturday September 16 | Endbands: French double core
Saturday October 14 | Endbands: Multicolor, vertical bead
The workshops in this series are fast-paced, intermediate level workshops for students experienced with traditional binding. Students should be making sewn bindings independently, outside a workshop setting.
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (email@example.com).
This workshop has a set tuition fee of $100. We're also offering a SPECIAL DEAL on the series: Take all four workshops in the series and pay a special tuition rate of $90 each (a savings of $50). For those of you who have already signed up for the Four-Workshop Series at $360, you may add this fifth workshop for an additional $90. For those of you who missed the first workshops in the series, you may take them via video. All videos in the series will be available through November, 2023.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Computer or tablet with internet connection, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.
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, and of course the Jaffe Collection. She offers workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in traditional binding skills. karenhanmer.com