Franklin Fold and Folded Slipcases online workshop
February 10th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Instructor: Michelle Wilson
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: February 10th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Workshop End: February 10th, 2021 6:00 PM
- Sessions: 1
This is a single session online workshop.
The Franklin Fold was invented by Hedi Kyle in Philadelphia, and named for one of the most famous Philadelphians, Ben Franklin. It is a single-sheet book structure in which both covers and two center accordions fold out. This structure is ideal for mysterious or playful imagery and text that can be hidden and revealed by the reader.
After constructing a Franklin Fold, we will make both an Inner and Outer Folded Slipcase. Like the Franklin Fold, these are structures folded each from a single sheet of paper that can be used to enclose books. Our slipcases will be folded to enclose the Franklin Fold book made during class, however these structures can be adapted for any book.
Students will receive handouts in advance to follow along with online instruction.
Materials to Bring:
Text-weight Papers for structures:
- 1 piece measuring 17 1/2 x 27 inches, grain short (for Franklin Fold)
- 1 piece measuring 16 x 18 3/4 inches, grain short (for Inner Slipcase)
- 1 piece measuring 19 1/8 x 25 3/4 inches grain long (for Outer Slipcase)
(Please note if finding paper of suitable size with grain in ideal direction is not feasible, these structures can still be folded)
- 2 pieces of 8.5 x 11 cardstock to be cut down during class for folding jigs/spine reinforcement for slipcases
- Paperclips (at least 6)
- Glue stick
- Bone folder
- Straight edge or ruler
- X-acto knife or other blade
- Cutting mat
- Pencil and eraser
Workshop Fee: $50
Date & Time: February 10, 2021 :: 4-6pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Michelle Wilson
Michelle Wilson is a fiber and print artist living in Oakland., CA whose work incorporates handmade paper, embroidery, and craft-based social practice. She has an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts, where she studied with Hedi Kyle. In 2019, in collaboration with the artist Anne Beck and almost 600 community participants, she completed the Rhinoceros Project, a monumental embroidery and hand papermaking project, which resulted in a 10 x 12 foot embroidery and handmade paper watermark based on the “Rhinoceros” print by Albrecht Durer. She is fascinated by the possibilities of paper as a material and as an object.
Past Student Reviews:
“Michelle was a knowledgeable and pleasant teacher.”
“She gave us the perfect amount of guidance while allowing us to explore and practice the processes on our own.”
“Michelle was great!”