The Desk Set: Stationery Accessories For Your Letter Writing Lifestyle

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$ 150.00

January 11th, 2014 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 11th, 2014 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: January 11th, 2014 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

A new year means a fresh new start for epistolary projects! What better way to begin than by making your own stationery accessories? Students will spend the day creating their own hardcover, on–the-go letter writing portfolios – a perfect gift to give or accessory to keep! After taking a look at both contemporary and classic examples of desk accessories used for letter writing, students will be inspired (and ready!) to create their own. Over the course of a full day, students will construct two different hardcover letter writing portfolios, complete with pockets for stationery, envelopes, and stamps (each portfolio holds a pad of lined paper or notebook). Knowledge of basic bookbinding skills is necessary.

Materials to bring: These materials will be provided by SFCB but some like to bring their own--

  • X-acto knife with extra blades
  • bone folder
  • pencil
  • right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.)
  • inexpensive small, flat bristle brush for glue
  • a pair of full size, sharp scissors bookbinder’s awl or an icepick

Workshop + Materials Fee: $150.00

Date & Time: Saturday, Janaury 11th, 2014 | 10:00am-6:00pm

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

Note: Please read 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, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); 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 work often incorporates one-of-a-kind elements such as found typography or handwritten correspondence, harkening back to the spirit of Dada artists and writers.

Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and most recently “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 mail art and correspondence in its' many styles and formats. Her blog "Every Day Should Be A Red Letter Day" promotes the idea that letter writing can be done anytime, anyplace, anywhere by anybody.


twitter: @redletterzine


$ 150.00