Triangle Book

with Karen Hanmer
Wednesday, October 26; 5–8pm CT

The deceptively simple Triangle Book can function equally well in a variety of ways: when held in the hand and read page by page in sequence as a traditional codex, on exhibit as a sculptural object, and as something delightful to play with. 

From an engineering standpoint, this collection of separate triangles hinged together is a close cousin of the maze book, cut and folded from a single sheet of paper. It can easily be made at home with minimal specialized equipment. The structure is not limited to a triangular shape. Squares, hexagons or possibly other shapes could work: any shape that will neatly nest together as in a quilt pattern.

Instruction will focus on both craft and content. Participants will have the opportunity to examine a variety of finished pieces and models. The importance of creating and refining prototypes will be stressed. Your finished book, plus detailed instructions, will be a valuable reference for future work.

This fast-paced workshop is appropriate for intermediate binders and beginners who are ready for their next challenge. All participants must be comfortable sewing books independently.

Experience required
Certificate: 3 hours, Category B, C or D

$95/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$55 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). 

Please note: Registration closes 10/20 at midnight (CT).