Binding

SFCB's bookbinding courses range from the enduring structures of both Western and Eastern traditions to contemporary approaches, with a wealth of bookmaking techniques in between, including pamphlets, pop-ups, exposed sewing stitches, protective boxes, photo albums and more.

Workshops: Binding
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable!

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 5, 2024, 5:30 PM
Coleen Curry

A radically modern binding, the Pianel uses brass rods as piano hinges to create a structural and visual feature while allowing the binding to open beautifully.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, May 6, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, May 6, 2024, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 5:30 PM
Madison Gordon

This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Explore the world of titling on books using heated type and dies - known as stamping.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 19, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 19, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 9:00 PM
Brian Lieske

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to leatherwork for bookbinding covers the tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 5:30 PM
Madison Gordon

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 16, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 16, 2024, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Working from pre-cut materials, students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box & Slipcase.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hanna Rashidi

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michelle Sarjeant

Learn several simple techniques to repair your hardcover clothbound books, including mending tears, rebuilding missing board, and sharpening corners.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:30 PM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to construct a unique hardcover journal with lay-flat pages, perfect for note-taking or sketching.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 30, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A strong, durable book made from quality materials, appropriate for beginning bookbinders.

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Binding
Sessions: 6
Start: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 9:00 PM
Dominic Riley

A legendary structure, the fire-proof box is the ultimate in Victorian bookbinding craftsmanship. This box structure is strong, functional and elegant. A rare treat, this box is not often made except for special books.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

A clamshell box that doesn't need a press, how can it be true? This clever take on the standard clamshell box can be easily reproduced at home.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

This course will introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 25, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hanna Rashidi

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This is a great book structure for beginning bookbinders who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 29, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 2, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Experience the pleasure of working with beautiful calfskin and learn the fundamentals of decorative blind tooled covers.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 3, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The traditional method of binding books in Ethiopia survived relatively unchanged for over a thousand years. Learn this binding style and leave with a versatile book that lies flat when opened.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 5, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 9, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This style, also known as Ledger Binding, is the quintessential Victorian book structure.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 11, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 9:00 PM
Madison Gordon

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 22, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 22, 2024, 9:00 PM
Chad Johnson

This in-depth introduction to paper cutting will help you understand what to buy (and how much!) as well as how to plan for and safely trim your paper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 25, 2024, 5:30 PM
Beth Redmond

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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