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
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: 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
Dominic Riley

Back by popular demand! A second session of this clever take on the standard clamshell box that can be easily reproduced at home.

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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

Second session added! A strong, durable book made from quality materials, appropriate for beginning bookbinders.

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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
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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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 12:30 PM
End: Sunday, August 18, 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
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
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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