Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

$ 200.00

October 26th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Monica Holtsclaw
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: October 26th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 26th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

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 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. Often covered with calfskin, these limp vellum bindings became an important structure all their own. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper. Students will learn to use a sewing frame and the skill of sewing headbands.

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Cores 1 and 2

  • Knowledge:

    • Scoring and lacing an outer case

    • Bookbinding materials: cords, heavy hand-made paper

  • Skills:

    • Using a sewing frame

    • Sewing on Alum tawed pigskin

    • Sewing headbands

    • Making a paper case with Yapp edge

  • Equipment:

    • Sewing Frame

    • Japanese hole punch

    • Dividers

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


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Bookbinding Core 1 & 2

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*

*Early Bird Special: Students who sign up for the full workshop series (September-December, 2019) by August 31, 2019 will received a reduced rate of $795.

*Students who sign up for the full workshop series (September-December, 2019) after August 31, 2019 will receive a $100 discount.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 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 | Monica Holtsclaw

Monica Holtsclaw holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a bookbinder in private practice and in conservation labs. Her artist books have been featured in Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibitions and can also be found in university collections across the country. She specializes in bookbinding and box making and loves sharing what she has learned with others. Examples of her work can be found at monicaholtsclaw.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“Clear demos, explanations, and instruction.”

“Monica's instruction was clear and detailed. Her assistance was ever present, helpful, and patient. Her written instructions were clear and thorough.”

“Timing was well organized and on point. We finished on time with adequate time to complete all tasks, and I am usually the only one in class to have not finished the work. No other instructor at SFCB has been as good. I can hardly believe the completeness of her materials. She had written instructions, videos on her website, and a offer to help us via email if we needed future assistance.”


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