Sewn Boards Variations:
Sewn Boards Binding
with Sewn-In Wrapper

Instructor Karen Hanmer

Virtual Workshop
Saturday October 2, 2021
10 AM to 12 Noon Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom.
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)

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 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 many book arts possibilities. Expect a fast-paced workshop; some binding experience and familiarity with basic concepts like folding and paper grain direction will be helpful.

Registration

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu).

TUITION

This workshop has a set tuition fee of $75.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Tablet or computer with Internet connection, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.

Instructor

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.