2018

Upcoming January Workshop at SFCB!

Friendly Writing for the Visual Thinker is the workshop I will be teaching at the San Francisco Center for the Book on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10am to 4pm. Beginners warmly welcome! $130.00 (all materials included). Details and registration at SFCB here.


Other Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area

See Lisa Kokin's site for her monthly workshops in the East Bay involving altered books and found materials.

Check out the variety of other book arts classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book.


Instructional Books

For reference, try these how-to books: Making Handmade Books, Creating Handmade Books, and Unique Handmade Books and Expressive Handmade Books and Painted Paper: Techniques and Projects for Handmade Books and Cards. Detailed descriptions are at the links.

 

Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms

 Creating Handmade Books

Unique Handmade Books (out of print)

Expressive Handmade Books

Painted Paper: Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards
This one focuses on a variety of painting techniques for paper, with one chapter on structures that work well with it.


Ideas: One-Page Books

Want to make books from a single piece of 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper? You can use any size paper, actually, but they would be good structures for use with Photoshop or Illustrator. Here are some examples from never mind the press. Instructions for making them are in the books listed. Scroll down for links to the books.
Accordion with Tunnel Creating Handmade Books, Making Handmade Books
T-cut Maze Making Handmade Books
X-Book, Hidden Book or Slit Book and here and here Creating Handmade Books, Making Handmade Books
Check Book or Winged Book This is really made of several square sheets sewn together. Expressive Handmade Books, Making Handmade Books
Simple Accordion or Pants Book Creating Handmade Books, Expressive Handmade Books, Making Handmade Books
Ox-Plow Pamphlet or Shorts Book Expressive Handmade Books, Making Handmade Books


 

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