Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

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$ 200.00

March 25th, 2017 9:30 PM

  • Instructor: Elizabeth Boyne
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 25th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 25th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Bookbinding Core Certificate Program

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.  It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery. Click here to learn more about the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program and find out how you may receive a discount on classes.


Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. Often covered with calfskin, these limp vellum bindings became an important structure all their own. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper. Students will learn to use a sewing frame and the skill of sewing headbands.

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Cores 1 and 2

  • Knowledge:

    • Scoring and lacing an outer case

    • Bookbinding materials: cords, heavy hand-made paper

  • Skills:

    • Using a sewing frame

    • Sewing on Alum tawed pigskin

    • Sewing headbands

    • Making a paper case with Yapp edge

  • Equipment:

    • Sewing Frame

    • Japanese hole punch

    • Dividers

All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Bookbinding Core 1 & 2

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Elizabeth Boyne

Elizabeth Boyne is an Oakland-based book artist who received her MFA in book arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She uses handmade paper, letterpress printing, and traditional book forms to create artist books and book-inspired installations. She has served as an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute and works at both the Stanford University Libraries conservation lab and at Logos Graphics in San Francisco.


Past Student Reviews:

“Eli was great. I really liked her teaching. She gave the right amount of up-front instruction and then had time to give individual attention. She was always happy to answer questions and fix problems.”

“Teacher was great, explained everything thoroughly and gave us enough time to complete each stage. She really knows her stuff and is very patient.”

“Great variety of papers for covers. Elizabeth paced the class well. She is patient and clearly presents the material.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States