Two Quick Notebooks

with Karen Hanmer
Wednesday, August 30; 5–8pm CT

The German Stiffened-Paper Binding features a double-fan adhesive binding—a quick, sturdy, and useful method for binding single sheets without sewing. Thick card or thin boards glued directly to the outer leaves make a rigid cover. The book is covered in a single piece of paper that is fully adhered to the spine and boards.

The Double Pamphlet with Tipped Wrapper is a satisfying solution for a two-signature text block. The signatures are sewn back-to-back with a single pamphlet stitch. A simple wrapper of text-weight paper is tipped to the text block at the spine and at the fore edges. Come away from the workshop with two finished books, plus detailed instructions, which will be a valuable reference for future work.

This fast-paced virtual workshop is appropriate for intermediate binders and beginners who are ready for their next challenge.

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

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$54 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this highly 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 8/25 at midnight (CT).