Cross-Structure Binding

$ 180.00

August 13th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 13th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: August 13th, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

A surprising feature of this binding is the manner in which the book is constructed – slotted covers encourage a range of design possibilities. Students will spend the class creating and binding two complete books;  simple mark-making techniques will be used to decorate cover paper for each book.

*Previous bookbinding experience is not necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), any additional papers/ephemera that might be used as decoration for book covers (photos/collage elements/etc.), materials or tools for mark-making such as rubber stamps, watercolor pencils, colored inks, ink pads, ect.

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

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 13, 2017 :: 10am-6pm

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 creating artists books since 2001. Her works can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, 23 Sandy Gallery, the Minnesota Center for the Book, and Asheville Bookworks. As a workshop instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Hinchcliff delights in sharing her knowledge of book structures and history with a wide range of students.

Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008) 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 many styles and formats of correspondence art. Her blog "Every Day Should Be a Red Letter Day" highlights the creative connection between the USPS and artists.

Past Student Reviews:

“Jennie had several great tips about bookbinding overall. And she was able to teach us two bindings in one day. Nice to walk away with two books. I liked that she brought in very cool papers, too.”

“Excellent day. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.”

“Would definitely take another workshop with Jennie and/or at SFCB.”

“I am not usually keen on sewing but Jennie broke down that portion into manageable steps that made it less intimidating and much more fun!”


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