FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY®

Drum Leaf Binding

DRUM LEAF BINDING INSTRUCTOR KAREN HANMERR

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2021  10 AM TO 1 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE, VIA ZOOM CLASS LIMIT: 15

Here's our first virtual workshop for book artists who want to take their bench skills to the next level. Beginning binders will enjoy it, too, but they will need to be familiar with concepts like grain direction and have on hand some standard binding tools and studio supplies.

The Drum Leaf binding, developed by Tim Ely, has features in common with multiple preexisting Eastern and Western binding structures. This adhesive binding is a perfect structure for printmakers, photographers, or anyone who desires to present visual narratives with no sewing thread to interrupt the flow of imagery. Because a drum leaf book is not laid out in signatures but made of single-sided folios, the complexities of imposition are not encountered when laying out text.

The binding opens flat. It can be dressed up or down with a variety of spine treatments, board-covering materials, and edge decoration techniques. It can be constructed quickly, lends itself to edition work, and can be made in a sparsely equipped home studio.

The drum leaf is also an excellent structure for beginning binders. Students learn to work with common bookbinding tools, materials, and techniques and principles such as grain direction, folding signatures, tidy application of adhesive, and measuring one component of the book to fit another.

Dial-In Information

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

Saturday, March 13 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

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