Gilded Paper Cross Structure Binding online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 125.00

April 21st, 2021 4:00 PM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 21st, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Workshop End: April 28th, 2021 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This is a two-session online workshop: Wednesdays, April 21 & 28, 2021.

Scientists suggest that the origin of gold in the universe may lie in the ancient collisions of neutron stars. These collisions are also linked to gamma-ray bursts, which are some of the most powerful explosions in the universe. Is this why we are attracted to the dramatic beauty of gold? We don’t know, but there certainly is a powerful attraction to this element.

In this class, we’ll employ a simple technique to adhere thin layers of gold to heavy paper to cover an ingenious binding structure. In the first session, we will gild, and in the second, bind. Thereafter, you’ll marvel in a souvenir from an astronomical event that happened millions of years ago.

The class fee includes a kit with text paper, handmade Cave paper for the covers*, thread, and a piece of mylar that will be mailed to students before class.

*Cave paper color may not match photo 

Materials to Bring: 

Students will receive the class kit by mail (see above for details).
In addition, students will need to supply:

For Gilding: 

Standard bookbinding tools:

  • Triangle - like this
  • Bone folder
  • Dividers
  • Ruler
  • Cutting knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Awl
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Direct mail catalogs or other waste sheets
  • Optional: punching trough or make your own

Bookbinding tool kits are available through the SFCB store.

Workshop Fee: $125

Date & Time: Wednesdays, April 21 & 28, 2021 :: 4-6pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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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

Past Student Reviews:

“I will take any and all classes taught by Juliayn.”

“This class made me a smarter amateur bookbinder.”

 “Friendly, warm, helpful, great sense of humor, encouraging, turned mistakes into learning experiences.”

$ 125.00
Online via Zoom
United States