Key Structures :: Cross-Structure Binding

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$ 95.00

August 4th, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 4th, 2019 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: August 4th, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

A surprising feature of this binding is the manner in which the book is constructed – slotted covers encourage a range of design possibilities. Students learn to technique of Cross Structure Binding by creating a complete book over the course of the workshop.

*Previous bookbinding experience is not necessary, all skill levels are welcome. 

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), any additional papers/ephemera that might be used as decoration for book covers (photos/collage elements/etc.), materials or tools for mark-making such as rubber stamps, watercolor pencils, colored inks, ink pads, ect.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, glue brush, scissors, awl, utility knife.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $95.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 4, 2019 :: 1-5pm

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 | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:

“Excellent day. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.”


“I like the "demo then come around and check on how you are doing" approach that Jennie uses. She is patient and encouraging and very zen about the whole approach to bookbinding and I suspect about life as well. She was very thorough in explaining the necessary steps to produce an unusual and sturdy book. Resources were also discussed by the class as a whole with everyone sharing their information on where to get supplies.”

“Would definitely take another workshop with Jennie and/or at SFCB.”

“I am not usually keen on sewing but Jennie broke down that portion into manageable steps that made it less intimidating and much more fun!”

$ 95.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States