Buttonhole Books in-person workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 100.00

October 10th, 2021 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Dorothy Yuki
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: October 10th, 2021 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: October 10th, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • 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.


Buttonhole books come with personality on the spine and cover. Set your glue aside, these easy-to-learn non-adhesive bindings are great for writing and sketching in. Students in this workshop will examine various examples of this binding structure and make their own buttonhole journal, using various decorative papers and cover cutouts.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $100.00
Scholarships are available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 10, 2021 :: 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 | Dorothy Yuki

Dorothy studied to be something other than an artist. She began as a fashion designer immediately after college but soon she became a partner of a manufacturing company, In Good Company, in 1965. She designed and manufactured kitchen soft goods and linens. Based in San Francisco, it became international and William-Sonoma was one of the main clients. In 1974 she received an award for Women in Business by Wells Fargo, Asian Inc. and NOW for her leadership as a woman of a successful company, In Good Company. The company was sold in 1976 and she became a Consultant to the Fashion Industry by request of the then President, Leonard Joseph. As a production and design consultant, she worked with many identity and music production companies, as well as new startups.
While living in Tequisquiapan, she became involved with the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and taught to help small communities to become self-sustaining. Still today she goes to Mexico twice a year to teach.
Now in her 70’s and living in San Francisco, she is engaged in many volunteer activities, Ruth’s Table, Artseed, SCRAP-SF, San Francisco Center for the Book, and FabMo. She also mentored at Bay High School in their Senior Program. She was past President of Friends of Calligraphy, and still a Council member, and presently a Master Educator for the Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco.
She still has the time to do ‘art’ and has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She is also busy helping her two daughters care for her four grandchildren. To find out more about Dorothy's work, visit her blog www.dotsrainbow.com

Past Student Reviews:

 “She was so well-prepared with all tools ready, generous handouts and materials. She is so friendly and knowledgeable.”

“Dorothy has prepared detailed directions which was a great addition to her in-class instruction.

"She was very patient and spent one-on-one time as needed.”



$ 100.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States