Limp Vellum Binding in the style of Kelmscott Press: online workshop
with Karen Hanmer
Sponsored by the Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
Dates: June 12th and 13th, 2021 Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Two three-hour Zoom sessions
Deadline for Registration: May 21st, 2021
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British Arts and Crafts era printers William Morris (Kelmscott Press)
and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson (Doves Press) both chose to bind their iconic
works in limp vellum cases. Because these bindings are so devoid of
ornament, differing aspects of their construction such as the tone and
figuring of the vellum, color of the sewing supports and thread,
uniformity of the visible turn-ins, overlapping comers, and the organic
slit edges (as opposed to trimmed) become design elements. Students in
this workshop will examine models of both and discuss these
characteristics before constructing an 80% sized facsimile of a
Kelmscott Press binding.This is a fast-paced workshop for students
experienced with traditional binding.
Workshop fee includes shipping and all supplies
Karen 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 in traditional
and contemporary binding methods.
Karen Hanmer Book Arts. Since 1997 answering the question
"What will I do with my liberal arts degree?"
2021 online workshops at the TEACHING link on my website.
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