Exquisite Longstitch Binding

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$ 170.00

August 8th, 2015 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 8th, 2015 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 8th, 2015 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Take this one day, beginner’s level class on the exquisite longstitch! Not only will you learn the ins and outs of this traditional German, non-adhesive, stitch pattern binding, but you’ll also learn to laminate decorative papers to create sturdy and malleable book covers.

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Take this one day, beginner’s level class on the exquisite longstitch! Not only will you learn the ins and outs of this traditional German, non-adhesive, stitch pattern binding, but you’ll also learn to laminate decorative papers to create sturdy and malleable book covers. With the use of japanese hole punch to create the stitch patterning, the final product has a polished look, and it makes sewing easier in a unique and changeable pattern structure. We will also discuss the historical importance and prevalence of this binding. You’ll come away with a intricate and exquisite book, and the skills (and spine pattern) to make this binding at home.


 Materials*: bone folder, 12” metal ruler with the 0’ at the edge, small 3” metal triangle, ½” round brush for paste, mechanical pencil, snap blade or xacto knife, sharp scissors.

* All of these materials are available for your use at SFCB but feel free to bring your own if you would like.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $170.00

Date & Time: Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 9:30am-5:30pm

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

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About the Instructor | Rhiannon Alpers

Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UCSB. She has taught college courses at Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Columbia College Chicago, Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught workshops Contemporary Jewish Musuem, Kala Printmaking Institute, Filoli Gardens Estate, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Paper Source stores in Chicago and San Francisco, and at her own studio in the Mission District. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist.


Past Student Reviews:

“Rhiannon is very enthusiastic, charming, and helpful”

“I think Rhiannon is one of the best teachers here! I would recommend her class to anyone”

“Rhiannon was very helpful and terrific at answering questions”

$ 170.00