New Journal for the New Year

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 195.00

December 16th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Monica Holtsclaw
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: December 16th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: December 16th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn to combine traditional bookbinding techniques such as link stitch sewing and cover insets with fun book accessories like functional paper pockets and bookmarks. Create a customized, hard-bound journal to get you through the year. Book pages will be made from graph paper, drawing paper, and pages upcycled from broken books, that will inspire you in the coming months. This eclectic collection of pages will be bound in the flat back style, and students will learn how to incorporate multiple bookmarks, two interior pockets, an elastic closure band, and a decorative inset on the cover. Each student will come away with a handmade book that is truly useful and unique!

Materials to Bring: Optional: decorative paper for cover inset.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use: ruler, bone folder, scissors, utility knife, self-healing cutting mat, glue brush, and pencil. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $195.00

Date & Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Monica Holtsclaw

Monica Holtsclaw holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a bookbinder in private practice and in conservation labs. Her artist books have been featured in Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibitions and can also be found in university collections across the country. She specializes in bookbinding and box making and loves sharing what she has learned with others. Examples of her work can be found at

Past Student Reviews:

“Monica was wonderfully patient and did an excellent job demonstrating the steps and explaining the process as we worked on our own.”

“Lots of encouragement. Lots of time. I did not feel rushed. Well organized. Supplies available. Knowledgeable instructor.”

“Monica could not be better. Well organized. Knowledgable. There for every question.”


$ 195.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States