Historic Structures :: Carolingian Binding

$ 400.00

March 4th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 4th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 11th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

The emperor Charlemagne was well known for his love of learning and the written word. During his reign in the early 800s, the book arts flourished. A new style of calligraphy developed during this time which facilitated reading, and a new binding style developed as well. In this class we will make a slightly simpler version of this binding style characteristic of the early middle ages. The book is bound in quarter-sawn oak boards and is covered in full deerskin. Students will receive a drill to take home and use in class. Throughout the class students will learn the working methods of early binders and will be able to place their binding in its historical context. 

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, awl, utility knife, scissors, dividers, pencil.

*As part of the materials fee students will receive a hand drill they get to take home at the end of class.

Workshop Fee (includes $75 materials fee): $400.00

Date & Time: Sundays, March 4 & 11, 2018 :: 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 | 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 studio was very well equipped and organized. Juliayn was very good teacher.” 

“Juliayn is a fantastic instructor! She is so calm, organized, and knowledgeable. Her experience really shows through in all her demos and her ability to troubleshoot."

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

“The class was very valuable."

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