Bookbinding Core 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive in-person workshop
December 13th, 2021 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: December 13th, 2021 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: December 17th, 2021 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 5
- In-person or Online?: In-person
This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated (honor system) and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.
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.
Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding
To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding. In addition to coming away with a finished book made by hand, students will also be introduced to the tools and terms of bookbinding. Basic practices and equipment will be discussed as students familiarize themselves with both skills and safety measures needed for working in a bindery.
Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding
In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case. Students will learn more about the mechanics of books as they build on skills from Core 1 and expand both their vocabulary and capabilities in and around the bindery.
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.
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 boards into the cords 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!
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $850 (A $100 discount on the individual prices)
Scholarships available; click here to apply
Date & Time: Monday-Friday, December 13-17, 2021 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over 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:
“Juliyan was really excellent. Even when I was too tired and frustrated with small threads to laugh at her jokes, her expertise and teaching knack shone through and helped get my head around the material—which was remarkably rich, stimulating, and satisfying. Bravo!”
[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Excellent instruction and guidance; sense of accomplishment in completing projects.”
[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Getting best practice tips such as how to position myself and materials for comfortable and efficient workflow. Being able to ask many, many questions and have them answered.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133