Manuscript Journal

$ 195.00

November 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Brian Lieske
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: November 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: November 3rd, 2019 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: Sunday, November 3, 2019 :: 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

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


About the Instructor | Brian Liekse

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:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Loved Brian's patient explanations of each step of the process, as well as the chance to work with leather in an accessible binding style.”

“Thanks Brian! A wonderful class :)”

“Friendly and encouraging.”

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