In this two-day workshop practicing binders will learn new techniques and methods to enhance their repertoire in an approachable manner suitable for those just beginning to hone their skills. Using modified pamphlet stitches, chain stitches, and flexible long-stitch bindings, students will craft a series of book structures that are refined, easily adaptable, and suitable for editioning text and visual content.
Incorporated into these books will be a compendium of “extras” that add style and functionality: magnetic closures, debossed title frames, wraps, pockets, tip-ins, and foldouts, Students will also learn a simple method for creating full, half, and quarter case bindings appropriate for narrow one- and two-signature book blocks. To supplement hands-on work, the instructor will demonstrate various corner folding/trimming techniques, gluing methods, headband alternatives, and the production of non-porous book cloth from fabric.
About: Jeff Rathermel
Jeff Rathermel is an artist, educator, curator and independent scholar who lives and works in the United States. He has served as the Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College – one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institution – and held the joint position of Executive and Artistic Director at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Areas of research include modern collage practices and Fluxus-inspired publications. Rathermel holds Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota where he studied printmaking, hand papermaking, digital arts and traditional binding. He has curated countless book art exhibitions and his personal artwork is shown and collected internationally.
The course price includes all materials and catering.
Courses will be held at UWE Bristol. The course is limited to a maximum of 6 participants, please sign up early to secure your place.