The Shrigley online workshop

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$ 190.00

October 7th, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Instructor: Erin Fletcher
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: October 7th, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Workshop End: October 21st, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 3
  • In-person or Online?: Online

This is a 3-session online workshop. There will be two 3-hour teaching/work sessions on October 7 & 14, and a one-hour meeting on October 21.

The Shrigley is an innovative way to house loose ephemera, postcards, photographs, prints and more. The pages are folded into frames, allowing you to easily add or remove pieces from the book. In this workshop, students will learn the folding techniques to create the frames with various corner styles. Once the pages are assembled and sewn, students will finish their project by making a hardcover case with a ribbon tie.

During the workshop, students will work from a kit. Between sessions, students are invited to use their own materials to create a unique Shrigley binding to present during the final, shorter show and tell session. This will be a great opportunity to test out the structure and learn from other students.

The workshop fee includes a mailed kit containing all materials (pre-cut paper, board, cloth, ribbon, postcards) to make one Shrigley model. Students will be encouraged to gather their own materials and make a second model from scratch - a materials list will be provided.

Non-US students, please email before enrolling to confirm that a materials kit can be sent.

Materials/tools to Bring: 

  • 12”/300mm ruler
  • Glue brush
  • Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
  • Scissors
  • Pin Vise or Awl
  • at least one #18 blunt sewing needle
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • ¼” Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Punching Cradle (optional, but very useful)
  • 18/3 Dyed Linen Thread in a color of your choosing; natural thread is also fine, kit contents will be in neutral browns/greys

(Bookbinding tool rolls are available on the SFCB website)

Workshop Fee: $190
Scholarships are available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Thursdays, October 7 &14 from 3-6pm and October 21 from 3-4pm :: All times Pacific

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a month.

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.


About the Instructor | Erin Fletcher

Erin Fletcher is owner of Herringbone Bindery in Boston, where she designs one-of-a-kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad. In addition to her studio practice, Erin is a workshop instructor at North Bennet Street School, where she graduated from the Bookbinding Department in 2012. She also regularly teaches book arts workshops at institutions throughout the county.



$ 190.00
Online via Zoom
United States