Decorative-Stitch Pamphlets

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June 25th, 2023 12:30 PM

  • Instructor: Judy Serebrin
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $115
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This instructor requires that all students be masked. If you choose to enroll you will be expected to bring and wear a mask for the duration of class.

Learn two different stitching patterns, from the many interesting patterns created by Keith Smith, to dress up a single and a double-section pamphlet. Students will fold signatures and use handmade paper covers on which decorative patterns will be created. The beautiful stitching is functional and sews the signatures onto the cover—it’s ingenious and fun.

Skills learned in class:
-creating signatures; grain direction, folding, pressing, trimming
-learn how to create & transfer patterns on the spine for sewing holes
-learn different cover patterns; turn-ins, how to re-enforce the spine
-how to poke sewing holes in text block
-learn how to attach text block to the cover using 2 different stitching methods;
“bowties” for a single-section pamphlet, “dash & bars” for a double-section pamphlet

>> Prerequisite: Some book sewing experience <<

Materials to Bring: Optional: pencil, awl or pin tool, bone folder, reading glasses if needed

Date & Time: Sunday, June 25, 2023 :: 12:30-5pm

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 three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Judy Serebrin (she/her)

Judy Serebrin has enjoyed a long-time connection with the SFCB, teaching and growing as a book artist and instructor since its inception. She has used the art of the book as an artistic medium since 1989. Judy’s unique books and limited-editions have been exhibited widely and have been collected by libraries, museums and individuals in the United States and abroad. Her work has been featured in many books about Artist’s Books and contemporary ceramics. She was the recipient of the Pacific Center for the Book’s (PCBA) 1994 D. Steven Corey Award after moving to the Bay area in 1992.

Past Student Reviews:

“Judy was patient and attentive to everyone and answered all questions pleasantly no matter how basic or advanced. Everyone in the class was open and friendly.”

“Judy made this class successful. She was open, approachable, and her answers showed that she listened carefully to our questions.” 

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States