Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

$ 350.00

August 12th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Elizabeth Boyne
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 12th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 13th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

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 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series (taught in two sessions) uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.  In this structure students will learn to lace boards into the cords used for sewing the book. After sewing, the book will be rounded and backed before the boards are attached and covered. More terms, more tools, more techniques: such are the rewards of the skilled bookbinder!

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Cores 1, 2 and 3

  • Knowledge:

    • Engineering involved in bindings that are rounded, backed and laced.

  • Skills:

    • Rounding and backing

    • Hand sewing silk endbands

    • Lacing in cords

    • Making and attaching a hollow

  • Equipment:

    • Job backer

    • Backing hammer

    • Guillotine

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

Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Bookbinding Cores 1, 2, 3

Workshop + Materials Fee: $350.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 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:

“We learned a lot of techniques and skills and the instructor was great.”

“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.”

“Lots of new techniques as well as reinforcement of techniques already learned.”

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