FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY®

SEWN BOARDS BINDING

 INSTRUCTOR KAREN HANMER

VIRTUAL WRITERS' WORKSHOP SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2021 10 AM TO 1 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE, VIA ZOOM

The Sewn Boards binding is Gary Frost’s elegant, modern adaptation of an ancient method of board attachment. Stiffened outer signatures sewn along with the text block function as the book’s boards.

The book 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 sewn boards binding is also an excellent structure for beginning binders. Students learn to work with common bookbinding tools, materials, 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, June 12 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

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