Advanced Longstitch: Reworked and Refined

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July 15th, 2014 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 15th, 2014 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: July 15th, 2014 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Picking up where “Introduction to Longstitch Binding” left off, this class continues to explore the potential of this tremendously versatile bookbinding method. Students will jump right into book construction, learning 2-3 different longstitch variations as time allows. In addition to binding techniques such as weaving along the spine and patterned sewing, Jennie will show students a variety of methods to create distinctive book closures and wraps.  


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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