Laced Paper Journal

$ 180.00

December 17th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: December 17th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: December 17th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Traditional bookbinding often involves folded pages sewn onto supports which ultimately get adhered to rigid boards and covered. This book, a variation on a model by Hedi Kyle, scales back those basic elements while retaining the structure. The result has paper tapes laced through a soft paper cover: a flexible, non-adhesive book that is both durable and accessible for journaling or sketching.

During this class, you will sew a text block and attach a soft paper cover, creating a lovely binding all without a drop of glue! The paper tapes that are laced through the sewing will be long enough to wrap around the cover of your finished journal and double as a closure. This journal is perfect to take with you wherever you go and write down notes: no smart phone, computer or tablet needed!

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bookbinding awl, needle, utility knife (it is recommended students bring their own), metal ruler or straight edge, self-healing cutting mat, writing utensil.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Sunday, December 17, 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


About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly

Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

“Bettina was incredibly informative and wonderful! We had such a blast and I can't wait to incorporate these techniques into my art."

“Bettina was great. Knows a lot and was able to communicate it well.”

“Bettina did a great job teaching the class. She was quite knowledgeable, gave best-practice tips and provided additional information on related local events and spaces and other resources when the class was finished.”


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