Key Structures :: Cross-Structure Binding

$ 100.00

August 22nd, 2020 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 22nd, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: August 22nd, 2020 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

A surprising feature of this binding is the manner in which the book is constructed – slotted covers encourage a range of design possibilities. Students learn to technique of Cross Structure Binding by creating a complete book over the course of the workshop.

*Previous bookbinding experience is not necessary, all skill levels are welcome.  

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), any additional papers/ephemera that might be used as decoration for book covers (photos/collage elements/etc.), materials or tools for mark-making such as rubber stamps, watercolor pencils, colored inks, ink pads, ect.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, glue brush, scissors, awl, utility knife.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $100.00

Date & Time: Saturday, August 22, 2020 :: 1-5pm

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:

“Awesome directions and support!”

“Jennie was a fantastic instructor - she was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and organized."


“Jennie was great and kept your interest. Very upbeat.”

“I learned a lot!”

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