Manuscript Journal

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$ 195.00

December 15th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Brian Lieske
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: December 15th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: December 15th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The Nag Hammadi is the oldest known codex-style book (as Michael Burke put it, “The clever fellow who discovered the fold.”). The original is made with papyrus and leather, with closure ties on the three open sides. 

This smaller, contemporary reworking of the structure has pages of handmade, cotton rag paper; linen attachments; and is covered with a single piece of leather. A linen closure attached with decorative beads and buttons is braided from the center of the flap to close the book. Students may further embellish the edge of the leather closure flap as they see fit. 

Materials to Bring: Optional: Japanese hole punch (screw punch), scalpel (not an olfa—this is part of the materials fee, but feel free to bring your own if you have it).

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $195.00

Date & Time: Saturday, December 15, 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 | Brian Lieske

Brian wandered into SFCB several years ago and continues to haunt the place. He completed both the bookbinding and letterpress cores as well as several of the summer historic structure classes. He enjoys making fully hand-sewn books and still fights to not over-tighten his kettle stitches. He’s lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years having arrived shortly after completing an MFA at the University of Texas at Austin.

Past Student Reviews:

“Unique but not strenuous project, opportunity to use lots of basic skills that provide a good overview of bookbinding in general. Very clear explanations from instructor, very organized.”

$ 195.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States
Workshop Fee
Workshop + Materials Fee $ 195.00
Workshop Details
Instructor Brian Lieske
Instructor 2
Instructor 3
Workshop Extra
Workshop Type Binding
Workshop Status Closed
Sessions 1



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