Open Flat: Crafting Tue-Mouche and Dos Rapporte Bindings

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February 10th, 2024 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Erin Fletcher
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $370

Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

We’ll spend the weekend crafting two bindings developed by Ben Elbel: Tue-Mouche and Dos Rapporte. Both bindings are easy and economical forms of bookbinding and achievable at any skill level.

The Tue-Mouche is constructed entirely from heavyweight paper, layered to create rigidity and strength, while the flexible spine allows the binding to open without constraints. The Dos Rapporte is also constructed from three parts, however the binding is a hardcover variation of the Tue-Mouche and offers more flexibility with mixing and playing with materials. Both bindings are sleek and elegant. They can be made simply or embellished with decorative techniques.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: 

Optional and available for use at SFCB:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Awl or Pin Vise
  • Bone Folder
  • Glue Brushes in a range of sizes
  • Japanese screw punch with 1.0 and 1.5mm bit
  • Sanding Block
  • Machinist’s square 
  • Decorative Paper

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2024 :: 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 approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Erin Fletcher (she/her)

Erin Fletcher is owner of Herringbone Bindery in Austin, TX, 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.

Past Student Reviews:

“Erin was an amazing teacher. I learned so many tips and tricks that I'll take into the rest of my bookbinding.”

“Erin is an outstanding instructor. Her directions were clear, and she was supportive and encouraging... And I love the wonderful Ben Elbel structure. So glad she is making this available to us!”

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