Hard Cover Dos-a-Dos Binding

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$ 195.00

December 9th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: December 9th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: December 9th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The dos-a-dos binding dates back to the late 1500s and reportedly is of English origin. Sometimes done with embroidered cloth covers, sometimes in leather, there have been many variations since that time. For this class we will be borrowing from several binding traditions to construct a unique and fun book in which endpapers and covering material merge, intersect, and mirror each other. 

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, utility knife, scissors, round glue brush, dividers, awl, ruler or straightedge.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $195.00

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

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

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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:

“The instructor is always a lot of fun, very knowledgeable and helpful, and i love taking classes with her.” 

“I loved the book form, using leather, and the teacher was especially warm and helpful.”

“As always, Juliayn's teaching is clear, comprehensive, low-key and enjoyable.”

“Juliayn went above and beyond by addressing an array of questions, concerns and curiosities I posed prior to the beginning of the workshop. I was thus able to enjoy an especially instructive workshop, the knowledge and skills from which I can immediately apply to another project waiting in the wings.”


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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