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Introduction to Bookbinding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets! The Introduction to Bookbinding course teaches basic structures and stitches that every book artist should...

Wednesday May 3rd, 6:30pm

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French Doors Binding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Creative and versatile, the French doors binding is made up of two facing signatures that open away from each other. The resulting intersection of pages invites mismatched images, split text and playful interactions. French doors binding is a wonderful way to bind two stories together into one or to tell one story in a unique and imaginative way....

Sunday May 7th, 10am

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Chinese Sewing Box

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

This clever Chinese structure looks like a book but inside contains distinctive, smaller connected structures that fold flat and can open up like boxes. Spend an afternoon discovering the intricacies of these containers. The possiblities for Chinese sewing boxes are seemingly endless. Each section inside this book-like structure can reveal secret...

Sunday May 7th, 1pm

Introduction to Western Papermaking

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Have you ever wondered how in the world paper is made? Then this workshop which introduces the materials, processes, and equipment used in Western hand papermaking is for you! If you have ever been curious about making paper by hand, this workshop will give you a hands-on overview of all the steps involved. Students will work together with the instructor...

Saturday Apr 29th, 11am

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Bookbinding Core 1 : Coptic Binding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

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. In addition to coming away with a finished book made by hand, students will also be introduced to the tools and terms of bookbinding. Basic practices...

Saturday May 6th, 9:30am

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Monotype Covers and Crossed-Structure Bookbinding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Make an elegant book using your own creative patterns to design a cover in this workshop that combines simple monotype techniques with the cross structure binding. A perfect structure for a sketchbook or journal, the hand patterning makes it truly unique. Cross-structure binding, a variation on the long stitch that’s perfect for sketchbooks and...

Saturday Apr 29th, 9:30am

Fun with Pamphlets

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

You might know the pamphlet stitch but not quite like this. Spend a day learning learning to step up your pamphlet stitch game with decorative stitches and attractive covers. A cornerstone of the book arts world, pamphlet stitch bindings are easy enough to make for a wide range of uses. If you’ve been tiring of the standard variation, take a day...

Saturday May 13th, 9:30am

Secret Belgian Binding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

This non-adhesive book structure was originally developed by Belgian Anne Goy in the 1980’s and has become a favorite among book artists and binders. In this daylong class, students will learn the ins-and-outs of creating an ingenious soft-cover structure. There’s a reason why this particular structure is called the “Secret Belgian Binding”:...

Saturday May 13th, 10am

Introduction to Paste Papers

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Spend a joyful afternoon learning this centuries old process that produces exciting, intricate designs, and offers endless possibilities for decorating paper. Colorful and fun, this method is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes. A historic process originally devised as a low-cost alternative to marbled papers, this class...

Sunday May 14th, 1pm

Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Students will create a box with two drawers. By mastering the basic template for this box model, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion...

Saturday May 20th, 9:30am

Exploring Collage - Tools & Techniques

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Collage is a process of exploration: with X-Acto in hand, we sift through old magazines, discarded books, and other scraps and ephemera in search of patterns, looking to unite images that were once separate. Learn how to stock your toolkit before you set out while getting a hands-on introduction to collage! This workshop will cover a brief history...

$135

2 sessions

Monday May 15th, 6:30pm

Box Making Core : Basic Structures

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Working from pre-cut materials students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box, & Slipcase. Students will be guided through the various design, construction, applications, pros, cons, and special options for each structure. Critical skills covered include: Scaling from object to enclosure Box Construction and...

Sunday May 21st, 9:30am

Foreword to Bookbinding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings. Students gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing...

Turkish Map Fold Binding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world. Also known as ‘shepherd’s purse' or ‘explosion page’ and often used commercially for tourist maps, the Turkish...

Monday May 8th, 6:30pm

Orientation to Leather

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

This introduction to the secondary track in leatherwork for bookbinding helps students cross the frontier of those remote and mysterious tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today. It is impossible to imagine the history of bookbinding without leatherwork, and difficult to advance in learning bookbinding without having some skill...

Saturday May 20th, 9:30am

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