Sewn Boards Binding

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$ 185.00

September 16th, 2018 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: September 16th, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: September 16th, 2018 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Developed by book conservator and book arts educator Gary Frost, the Sewn Boards binding is an elegant solution for “lay flat” books. Evolving from historical structures which involve “stiffening” a book’s covers, the Sewn Boards binding provides myriad possibilities for both construction and structural design. 

In this daylong workshop, Jennie leads students through the construction of a Sewn Boards binding; additional discussion topics include planning for book construction outside of class and preparing an edition of books using this binding method. Students leave class with one finished book structure.

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.)

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, glue brush, scissors, awl, utility knife, ruler.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, September 16, 2018 :: 10am-6pm

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 | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:

“A great structure with easy to follow instruction.”

“I liked the conversation at the end where we discussed possible uses of the structure and how it might be modified to achieve certain features.”

“Everything was organized and all the materials used in the class were prepared and ready to go.”

“Everything was good!”

“I liked how Jennie took the time to make sure each of us understood the concepts before moving to the next stage of the design.”

$ 185.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States
Workshop Fee
Workshop + Materials Fee $ 185.00
Workshop Details
Instructor Jennie Hinchcliff
Instructor 2
Instructor 3
Workshop Extra
Workshop Type Binding
Workshop Status Wait-list
Sessions 1



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