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
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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. In this all day workshop, students learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books -- and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve 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; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 14, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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, October 10, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 5:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

A book structure with personality built into the cover, buttonhole books allow for exposed sewing and decorative cuts that give a window from the outside in.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation.

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Binding, Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, October 18, 2021, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery for your print and book projects? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM
Karen Hanmer

One text block, 4 different cases.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Monday, November 1, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:30 PM
Rosae Reeder

Learn three different structures and decorative sewing techniques.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 1, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

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Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: Thursday, September 9, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:00 PM
Samuel Feinstein

Learn the fundamentals of blind and gold tooling on leather.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, September 12, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 12:30 PM
e bond

Learn the essentials of the caterpillar stitch binding and make a custom journal.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. 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: 5
Start: Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 17, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:36 PM
End: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 PM
Erin Fletcher

Learn one of Ben Elbel's innovative structures.

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