Leather Core :: Millimeter Binding

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$ 405.00

October 14th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: October 14th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 15th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

During the early part of the 1900s, leather was in short supply in northern Europe. Always a more desirable book covering material than cloth or paper, especially in areas of hard wear such as the spine and corners, leather was becoming rare due to the first world war's restrictions on the use of it in non-military applications. Binderies had to find ways to provide durable, attractive books while using less leather. Millimeter bindings were born out of the need to conserve rare materials, yet still get the benefit of using a little bit of them. Allowing only a single millimeter of leather to show on the boards at the spine and corners, these bindings also made the most of what northern Europeans inherently had in abundance: leather paring skills. Since the early 1900s, many hand binders around the world have developed and refined this style of binding as an artistic expression. In this class, we will begin to explore the creative options available when making use of this modern style of hardcover binding with leather. We will use our own paste papers (if available--the instructor will provide some if you don't have yours from Core 1) to decorate the larger portion of the covers. 

PLEASE TAKE HEED! This is part of a sequential series of classes which follows Orientation to Leather. If you have not taken Orientation to Leather, you must do so before you can register, participate in, and enjoy this class. You must also take Orientation to Leather in order to receive the leatherworking tool you will need for this workshop. 


Materials to Bring: Leather knife received in Orientation to Leather; microspatula; paste papers made in Bookbinding Core 1, if available.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: metal ruler, utility knife, bone folder, dividers, scissors, awl or pin vise, glue brush, pencil and paper for taking notes.

Prerequisite: Bookbinding Core 1-4 & Orientation to Leather

Workshop + Materials Fee: $405.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 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 | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at  www.bookislandbindery.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“I loved the type of book we created and learning about it's context in history.”

“The class was very valuable.”

“Juliayn works so hard to make sure that all the students get the most out of the class. She is a great time manager. When students fall behind, she gives them extra help while also keeping the other students on track.”

“Everything was well-organized and well-explained. The pace was reasonable to allow for things to get done as well as discussed, without much waiting.” 

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