Monday, May 7, 2018

Just for Fun!

Learn about Roy Gold, who loved to alter books:

End of Box Making Series

We ended our series with Richard offering an extra class due to popular demand.

Finished box - closed
Finished box - open

from left: Richard, Luann, Ann Marie



Sept. 8-9, 2018

Your Bindery, 991 S. Jason St., Denver, CO 80223

The Ethiopian binding structure may have emerged as early as the fourth century and has been in use unchanged for centuries. This humble, elegant binding opens flat and is the inspiration for many contemporary “Coptic” book arts structures.
Characteristics include wood boards trimmed flush with the text block, paired sewing stations, and chain stitch- sewing that enters the board edge to incorporate board attachment. Historically the text blocks were made of vellum. Any covering would be done with goatskin.
Students will make a full-leather binding with braided leather endbands and cloth board linings. We will begin by folding and punching signatures, and drilling holes into wood boards. If time permits, simple tooling will enhance the finished binding.
Note: This is an intermediate-level workshop. Students must be able to perform the following tasks proficiently and promptly: folding, marking up, sewing.
About our instructor
An acknowledged leader in the book arts community, Karen served on the editorial board of The Bonefolder, the peer-reviewed online book arts journal, and is a reviewer for the Guild of Book Workers Journal. Hanmer curated Marking Time, a triennial exhibition sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers. She exhibits widely and her work is included in collections ranging from Tate Britain and the Library of Congress to UCLA and Graceland. She offers workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in basic binding skills. See for more.

$220/GBW members
$80 materials fee (payable to instructor on Sept. 8)

Limited to 11 registrants.
Questions: contact Martha