Articulated Binding

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July 23rd, 2023 9:30 AM

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

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $200

Please note: the SF Marathon runs near SFCB on Sunday, July 23. Morning travel to the Center will be impacted, but not impossible. Please consider your travel options before registering for this class.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

If you've been looking for a book with a nearly indestructible cover, or just a unique binding, this is your answer! 

Featuring an indestructible cover inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to broken Yellow Pages bindings 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 marbled fabric made by the instructor.

In this workshop, the instructor will guide students through the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create an articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

Date & Time: Sunday, July 23, 2023 :: 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 three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi (he/him)

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. He is currently working for the library of special collections of University of Reno doing restoration work and teaches workshops.

Past Student Reviews:

“Pietro was patient, funny, laid back and knowledgeable.”

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

“Pietro is an excellent instructor for the group environment and giving individualized attention and tips as needed!”

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