Daniel Kelm, Wire-edge binding (coursecode: DK-01-22), 3 places free

Friday 22 t/m Sunday 24 April 2022

Daniel: 'Wire Edge Binding grew out of my desire to explore and expand the expressive possibilities of book structure through form and movement.
Many variations have been developed over the intervening 35 years to address specific goals, but all have in common the use of a metal wire or rod along the hinging edge(s) of each page.
The metal wire is exposed at regular intervals on the edge to create stations where thread can be knotted to attach one page to the next.
The result is a binding that opens exceptionally well, and creates the option to produce unusual shapes'.

During this three-day class we will look at various wire-edge structures useful for books, enclosures, and articulated sculpture.
Each workshop participant will produce both a simple codex, and an accordion model that forms a tetrahedron.
The materials for both books will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring samples of papers for evaluation.

The adhesive that we’ll use may be new to many of the participants.
It is a heat-sensitive PVA film that you’ll activate with a warm clothes iron to glue paper to board while securing the wire in place along an edge.
The absence of any water in this operation provides a number of benefits in comparison to the use of wet glue. 
All levels of experience welcome.

date:   Friday 22, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 April 2022
time:   10.00-16.00h
costs:   € 495,- incl. coffee/tea & lunch, excl. material pack
number of participants:   six
location:   Bindery Wilgenkamp, Blokker, The Netherlands
guest teacher:   Daniel Kelm (USA)
language:   English, Dutch translation if needed

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