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$ 525.00

October 19th, 2013 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Instructor 2: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: October 19th, 2013 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: November 9th, 2013 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 4
Learn how to construct four hardcover, hand-bound, multisection books over the course of this bookbinding workshop series. Each binding in the series will add to the skills previously learned and integrate new techniques. Become familiar with bookbinding's basic vocabulary, its fundamental tools and their uses, as well as the materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and techniques (folding, sewing, and gluing) of the craft.

Beginning Bookbinding  |  Make four hardcover, hand-bound, multi-section books

Learn the vocabulary of bookbinding, the basic tools and their uses in the binding of books, as well as common materials used (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and founational techniques (folding, sewing, and gluing) of the craft. Workshop participants will construct four hardcover, hand-bound, multisection books over the course of the series. Each binding in the series will add to the skills previously learned and integrate new techniques. Modifications for working at home without complex equipment will also be covered. The instructor will provide resources for buying bookbinding supplies locally and online, as well as training on how to use bindery equipment such as the guillotine, Kutrimmer paper cutter, and board shear.

You will have a unique opportunity to learn from two of our most treasured bookbinding instructor Juliayn Coleman and Rhiannon Alpers. The first two sessions of this workshop will be taught by Juliayn Coleman while the last two will be instructed by Rhiannon Alpers. 


Materials to Bring: Scissors, awl, OLFA® snap blade or X-ACTO® knife, metal straightedge with both English and metric units, pencil, bone folder, medium glue brush (round, 1" in diameter), and dividers.

Materials Fee: $50.00 to cover bookbinding materials provided to you

Date & Time: Saturdays, October 19, 26 (with Juliayn Coleman) and November 02 and 09 (with Rhiannon Alpers) | 9:30am – 5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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$ 525.00