Articulated Binding online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

January 22nd, 2022 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 22nd, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: January 29th, 2022 12:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: Online


This is a two session online workshop.

Learn to make an indestructible cover inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to the broken Yellow Pages in public phone booths. This 360 degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! This binding style offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated hard board covered with marbling fabric.

Students will create an unique articulated blank journal that can withstand the ravages of time.

The workshop fee includes a mailed kit containing the paper, boards, marbled fabric, and other materials needed to make one book.

Because of difficulties with international shipping, this class is open to US students only.

Materials to Bring: 

  • Mailed kit from the Instructor
  • PVA glue and glue brush
  • Cotton sewing thread, any color, like this
  • Needle
  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto knife or other blade
  • Ruler

Workshop Fee, includes mailed kit: $150
Scholarships available; click here to apply

Date & Time: 2 Saturdays, January 22 & 29, 2022 :: 10-12pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom. Registered students will have access to the class recordings for a month after the final class session.

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


About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a Bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin’s main Library, Municipal Archives, and University Libraries restoring and binding documents and books. He also runs his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives near Lake Tahoe with wife, cats and a studio.

Past Student Reviews:

“Pietro is engaged and friendly with a sense of humor. He’s a gem.”

“Pietro was fabulous. Very warm. Great instructor. Patient. Proactive. I will actively seek out another class with him.”

“Pietro knows his craft, and is very enthusiastic about it. He makes everyone feel very comfortable, and is super helpful.”


Online via Zoom
United States