Bookbinding Basics: An Introduction to Longstitch

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July 8th, 2014 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 8th, 2014 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: July 8th, 2014 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Longstitch binding is one of the “mainstay” stitches of bookbinding: incredibly versatile and relatively easy to pick up, it is a great starting point if you’re interested in moving past “beginner” bookbinding. In this three hour class, Jennie will show students two different methods of longstitch sewing, while giving students a solid foundation for the following week’s “Advanced Longstitch Techniques”. By the end of class, each student will have two completed softcover longstitch journals to take home.


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. She is represented by Central Booking NYC in New York.


Jennie's personal work can be seen in the recent book “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 correspondence art and postal modernism 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. She was the chief organizer behind 2014’s Ex Postal Facto event in San Francisco.



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