Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

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$ 350.00

March 28th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Sarah Songer
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 28th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: April 4th, 2020 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*

*Early Bird Special :: Winter 2020- Students who sign up for the full workshop series (January-April, 2020) by December 31, 2019 will receive a reduced rate of $795. {Students who register after December 31, 2019 will receive a $100 discount}.

Date & Time: Saturdays, March 28 & April 4, 2020 :: 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 | 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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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States