The Dove Dale limp case: a sympathetic update of an 1884 binding

Guild of Book Workers California Chapter
Sponsored Virtual Workshop

The Dove Dale limp case: a sympathetic update of an 1884 binding
Presented by Karen Hanmer
Saturday, January 9, 2021
1:00–4:00 pm, Pacific Time
Presented live via Zoom

Edward Marston’s 1884 “An Amateur Angler’s Days in Dove Dale: Or, How I Spent My Three Weeks’ Holiday” was issued in a simple folded limp vellum case printed in two colors. We will examine two examples from this edition of 100 before creating a low-adhesive, facsimile-ish version in a limp paper case.

Intended Students: Intermediate binders; beginners who are ready for a fast-paced workout to produce a simple structure; and anyone who wants to add another limp case to their repertoire.

Materials: Participants will supply and source tools and materials. A list of supplies will be sent one month before the workshop. A handout and the Zoom link will be sent the week of the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $50.00 USD for GBW members, $60.00 USD for non-members

Registration Deadline: December 15, 2020. Space is limited, register early!

To Register: Click here to register. The workshop will not be recorded. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the registration fee up to 30 days before the workshop. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 30 days prior to the workshop. Registrations may not be shared and are non-transferable. Please direct all questions to

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’s work is included in collections ranging from The British Library and the Library of Congress to Stanford University and Graceland. She has served on the editorial board of The Bonefolder, as Exhibitions Chair for the Guild of Book Workers, and as frequent exhibition curator and juror. She offers workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in traditional binding skills. Hanmer has been a member of GBW CA for over a decade.

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