Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

$ 350.00

March 24th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 24th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 31st, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Bookbinding Core Certificate Program

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.  It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery. Click here to learn more about the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program and find out how you may receive a discount on classes.


Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series (taught in two sessions) uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.  In this structure students will learn to lace boards into the cords used for sewing the book. After sewing, the book will be rounded and backed before the boards are attached and covered. More terms, more tools, more techniques: such are the rewards of the skilled bookbinder!

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Cores 1, 2 and 3

  • Knowledge:

    • Engineering involved in bindings that are rounded, backed and laced.

  • Skills:

    • Rounding and backing

    • Hand sewing silk endbands

    • Lacing in cords

    • Making and attaching a hollow

  • Equipment:

    • Job backer

    • Backing hammer

    • Guillotine

      All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Bookbinding Cores 1, 2, 3

Workshop + Materials Fee: $350.00*

*Bookbinding Core Fall Early Bird Special: Students who sign up for the full workshop series (January through April) by December 31, 2018 will receive a reduced rate of $795 (vs. $950 full price). Students who sign up for the full Core (bookbinding or letterpress printing) workshop series (January through April) after December 31, 2018 will receive a $100 discount.*

Date & Time: Sundays, March 24 & 31, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


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:

“Juliayn's patience with the us and her quiet steady, keep things moving keep things on time manner of teaching. Her confidence in her students was helpful as was her knowledge of the subject. Loved her teaching style.”

“Highly recommended to anyone serious about learning about books - either as a maker or a collector. I think this course should be required for antiquarian book collectors to add a discerning eye and knowledge about the effort that goes into making a great book.”

“Great time manager. Wonderful instructor - knowledgeable, patient, helpful, positive attitude. Obviously loves making books.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States