Introduction to Bookbinding 2

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$ 115.00

March 15th, 2020 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 15th, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: March 15th, 2020 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

So: you know you're interested in bookbinding, but you’re not feeling quite ready for the Bookbinding Core? This five hour “Advanced Intro” class is just what you’re looking for! Students gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing and multiple-signature bindings. In class discussions will include important topics such as paper grain, making informed materials choices, and how glue affects different types of paper. Students leave class with four different sewn softcover bindings.

Watch a video about this workshop!  

Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Bookbinding 1 or similar bookbinding experience.

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.)

Optional and available for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, scissors, awl, utility knife, metal ruler.

Workshop Fee (includes $12 materials fee): $115.00

Date & Time: Sunday, March 15, 2020 :: 1-6pm

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

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


About the Instructor | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:


[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “Learning about new stitching techniques, the use of glue and boards.”

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “The steady pace and knowledge/expertise of instructor.” 

“Jennie was a fantastic instructor - she was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and organized. She had numerous examples of book forms that we would make during class, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. The pacing of the 5-hour workshop was perfect--I felt like we were continuously working, and there was enough time to ask for questions. I love the four book forms that we made during class, and I am motivated to try more on my own and to look for other SFCB workshops/classes in the future so that I can improve. In addition, this was my first time at SFCB, and I think the space is amazing and inspiring.” 

$ 115.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States