Introduction to Bookbinding

 Registration is closed for this event

May 3rd, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff (SFCB)
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: May 3rd, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: May 3rd, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every beginning book artist should know! Students in this three-hour workshop will learn five staple structures of the bookbinding world: pamphlet stitch, two versions of one-sheet wonders, accordion folding, and a Japanese stab binding. If you’ve been curious about book arts basics, this is a great starter class; in three hours, you’ll gain the know-how to start making books of your own! 

Students also learn about local resources, bookbinding tools, and SFCB’s Bookbinding Core Program, as well as protocol for studio rental.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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, 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:

“Instructor was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, encouraging, included everyone equally. I liked that we had instructions & materials laid out for us & we were able to get several little projects completed. I had a feeling of mastery with my little projects."

“Jennie is an excellent instructor and makes the class fun. She is a treasure chest of knowledge!”

“Jennie is awesome!”


SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States