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San Francisco, CA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

Single Section Staple Binding Using Stone

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Workshops are offered several times a year, at various bay area locations, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Courses are held by nationally recognized instructors with hands-on instruction in fine binding, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other techniques. Open to all those who are interested, some course may have prerequisites. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: As a member organization which includes binders of all levels, we strive to create space for everyone to learn new skills and applications. To apply for a scholarship CLICK HERE and fill out the PDF form. Details of the scholarship are included at the top of the form.  


Single Section Staple Binding Using Stone

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Single Section Staple Binding Using Stone


Dates:  November 13 -15, 2015  
Location: Coleen Curry’s Bindery
, Muir Beach
Times: 10am-5pm each day 
Workshop Fee: $325.00
Materials fee TBD

This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. This conservation structure is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.  We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic.  The pamphlet binding is sewn and then attached to the boards using copper wire as secondary sewing.

The Stone veneer product used in this workshop is the result of advancements of laser cutting techniques. The veneer is .2 mm thick slice of stone mounted on a thin fabric that can be folded, imprinted, cut and tooled. 


Instructor BioColeen Curry bound her first book in 2003 in Colorado and was hooked.  She then became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in Fine Binding.  She has studied with Eleanore Ramsey, Dominic Riley and Hélène Jolis.  Coleen assists Don Glaister teaching fine binding at AAB.  She is past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California and a Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book.  She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in many private collections.  Coleen is Canadian and lives in Muir Beach, CA with her husband, where she crafts design bindings, runs trails and rock climbs in her free time.

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