A Book of Flim Flam!

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August 24th, 2015 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 24th, 2015 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 24th, 2015 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

What is a “Flim Flam book”? Imagine the surprise element of a Jacob’s Ladder structure combined with the possibilities of a flip book and you’ll have an idea of what kind of flim flam we’ll be creating! Uses include everything from artist book editions to showcasing rubber stamp work or ATCs – whatever kind of flim flam strikes your fancy. Over the course of the evening, students will create a book to take home at the end of class.


Materials to Bring:

  • Bone Folder
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Pencil
  • Bookbinding awl
  • A pair of scissors
  • Metal ruler
  • right angle triangle, small to medium size is best
  • glue stick or double stick tape
  • materials for mark making or decorating the covers of your journal(s)
  • the above listed items are considered “bookbinding basics”; if you have other, additional tools that you would like to bring, feel free to do so

Workshop Fee: $70.00

Date & Time: Monday, August 24, 2015 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

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, 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.

Blog: www.redletterdayzine.wordpress.com

twitter: @redletterzine 

Past Student Reviews:

"It was such a pleasure to have Jennie as an instructor. She was a wonderfully funny and amazingly knowledgeable about bookbinding". Such a great teacher and so well prepared"

"Jennie's classes are always lively and inspiring."

"Super wonderful. Easy to use skills passed on with panache."