Turkish Map Fold Binding

$ 65.00

May 8th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: May 8th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: May 8th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world.

Also known as ‘shepherd’s purse' or ‘explosion page’ and often used commercially for tourist maps, the Turkish map fold is a simple and impactful feature to add to a binding. The surface of this fold pops out dramatically beyond the pages that contain it. Students in this class will learn to fold the ‘purse’ and ways to connect their folded pages to turn them into books. There will also be an exploration of different options for covering their pages and everyone will leave finished map folded book works.  

Materials to Bring: Decorative paper, notebook.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, utility knife, glue stick.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Monday, May 8, 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 | Bettina Pauly

Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

 “Friendly, knowledgeable, listened to our interests and questions and gave considered answers.”

“Instructor gave clear directions and inspired us.”

“Bettina did a great job teaching the class. She was quite knowledgeable, gave best-practice tips and provided additional information on related local events and spaces and other resources when the class was finished.”


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