Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 350.00

November 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Sarah Songer
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: November 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: November 10th, 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 cords into the boards 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*

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

Date & Time: Sundays, November 3 & 10, 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


About the Instructor | Sarah Songer

Sarah worked as a bookbinder at Arion Press for ten years where she trained many apprentices in fine edition binding. She is also a longtime design bookbinding student of Eleanore Ramsey and is a former proprietor of Bay Area Book Repair. She enjoys sharing the many bookbinding tips and efficiencies she's learned over the years, and finds her own
personal projects most satisfying if they make her laugh.

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$ 350.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States