French Twist and Herringbone :: Introduction to Exposed Spine Sewing for Journals and Sketchbooks

$ 175.00

April 9th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: April 9th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: April 9th, 2017 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
Looking to learn new binding stiches and create eye-catching spines on your books? Well, look no further! This workshop will teach two stitches that result in beautiful, exposed spine bindings.

Both the French Twist and Herringbone way of binding beautifully showcase different ways to bind a book; the sewing is elegant and attention-grabbing, without being too “gimmicky”. In this daylong class, students create two different softcover books, while becoming comfortable with the sewing of these particular stitches. Completed books have an exposed spine, in order to highlight the binding. Additional class discussions focus on different ways to attach soft covers to multiple signature textblocks – perfect for blank books and journals!

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, bone folder, metal ruler, pencil, right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), glue brush, scissors, awl.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Bookbinding

Workshop + Materials Fee: $175.00

Date & Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017 :: 10am-5pm

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, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; 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 personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and “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 the infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public. 

Past Student Reviews:

“Learning so many new skills in such a short time - plus Jennie is awesome!”

“Great teacher. Very friendly and knowledgeable!”

“Highly recommend this class to any one. Jennie is a delight and makes learning fun for the experienced artist and new comer.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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