Introduction to Headbands

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$ 65.00

October 3rd, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Brian Lieske
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: October 3rd, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: October 3rd, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

 “A book without a headband is like a gentleman without a tie.” -Anonymous

Hand-sewn headbands are part of Bookbinding Cores 3 & 4. This evening is an opportunity to get ahead of the curriculum, or refine your skills, in a focused class sewing traditional headbands on a core. Headbands have a long history with the codex. Selecting an appropriate headband structure and color is a powerful way to add detail and refinement your work.

This evening will focus on one and two core headbands with a discussion of their structural predecessors as well as some of their extremely complex and decorative cousins from specific historical periods. We will be working on dummy textblocks, but students are welcome to bring their own textblock if they have a project in progress they wish to work on. The textblock should be at least 1 inch thick, sewn, consolidated, rounded, and backed (if desired) but not lined.

Materials to Bring: Optional: consolidated textblock to create headbands for.

Workshop Fee (includes $5 materials fee): $65.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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

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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. 

$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States