Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding in-person workshop
March 6th, 2022 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Monica Holtsclaw
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: March 6th, 2022 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: March 6th, 2022 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
- In-person or Online?: In-person
This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated (honor system) and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.
Bookbinding Core Certificate Program
The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.
Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding
In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. Often covered with calfskin, these limp vellum bindings became an important structure all their own. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper. Students will learn to use a sewing frame and the skill of sewing headbands.
Build on skills from Cores 1 and 2
Scoring and lacing an outer case
Bookbinding materials: cords, heavy hand-made paper
Using a sewing frame
Sewing on Alum tawed pigskin
Making a paper case with Yapp edge
Japanese hole punch
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Prerequisites: Bookbinding Core 1 & 2
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*
Scholarships are available; please apply here.
*Students registering for the full Core series will receive a $100 discount. Please call or email to enroll.
Date & Time: Sunday, March 6, 2022 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
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 and loves sharing what she has learned with others. Examples of her work can be found at monicaholtsclaw.com.
Past Student Reviews:
“Monica's instruction was clear and detailed. Her assistance was ever present, helpful, and patient. Her written instructions were clear and thorough.”
“Monica was outstanding. In addition to being knowledgeable, she had excellent written instructions for us to use and take with us.
“Monica is a great instructor, and nice and friendly person. She answers clearly all and every questions, and gets back to you if she remembers any additional points later.”
“I enjoyed sewing with a frame. I had been looking forward to trying out that tool for sewing tapes, and found it to be much easier than doing so by hand.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133