Bookbinding Core 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

This event is POSTPONED. Please email workshops@sfcb.org for information about future workshops.
$ 200.00

July 12th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 12th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 12th, 2020 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 (May through August, 2020) by April 30, 2020 will recieve a reduced rate of $795 (vs. $950 full price). 

*Students registering for the full Core series (May through August, 2020) after April 30 will receive a $100 discount. 

Date & Time: July 12, 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 | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at  www.bookislandbindery.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Really went above and beyond to find out why you were in the class and how she could further your education during and after the workshop.”

“I really enjoyed the tour of the bindery, the step by step process of the class as well as the good pace and usage of our time.”

“She was very knowledgeable and presented the material in a way that was easy to follow step by step.”


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