Historic Sewn Structures

$ 180.00

August 26th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Brian Lieske
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 26th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 26th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Books have been sewn in signatures for thousands of years using a variety of styles. We will begin with a review of the basic straight sewing on tapes then move on to the French Link stitch, also on tapes. Next, we’ll explore the use of the sewing frame for regular and packed sewing on cords. Finally, we’ll end with sewing on split thongs, one of the earliest and sturdiest stitch methods. Time permitting, we’ll end with a simple paper cover that will fit on any of the sample blocks sewn. You’ll leave the workshop with a useful set of samples to reference for your future work.


Materials to Bring: None; necessary tools and materials will be at available at SFCB for student use during workshop.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Brian Lieske

Brian wandered into SFCB several years ago and continues to haunt the place. He completed both the bookbinding and letterpress cores as well as several of the summer historic structure classes. He enjoys making fully hand-sewn books and still fights to not over-tighten his kettle stitches. He’s lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years having arrived shortly after completing an MFA at the University of Texas at Austin.

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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States