Featured Workshops

Historic Book Sewing Sampler with Anne Covell :: Saturday, March 17, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

From Coptic and Greek to Carolingian and Romanesque, learn to sew over a dozen historic binding styles on a single book in this one-day workshop with visiting instructor Anne Covell.

The Medieval Girdle Book with Karen Hanmer :: Monday-Thursday, April 23-26, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Considered Medieval bling, the girdle book is an historic binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Learn the ins-and-outs of this early binding structure in this 4-day workshop.

About the Instructor

Anne Covell

Anne Covell is a visual artist and hand papermaker. She received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide. Currently, she resides in San Diego, California where she prints limited edition artist books under the imprint Sin Nombre Press, and is also investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques for use in conservation and book arts.

Karen Hanmer

Karen Hanmer’s artist-made books are physical manifestations of personal essays intertwining history, culture, politics, science and technology. She utilizes both traditional and contemporary book structures, and the work is often playful in content or format.

Hanmer is winner of the Jury Prize for Binding in the 2009 Helen Warren DeGolyer American Bookbinding Competition. One of only nine graduates of the American Academy of Bookbinding’s Fine Binding program, Hanmer has studied with many notable fine binders. She holds a degree in Economics from Northwestern University. See more of her work on her website at: karenhanmer.com