Developed in ancient Egypt, Coptic binding features stylish exposed stitching and is great for sketchbooks because the pages can open flat. Students will create a 5″ x 7″ Coptic bound blank book that can be used as a sketchbook or journal. Students will learn the parts of a book and how to prep materials for future projects. Single needle Coptic binding will be used with an optional double-needle demonstration. This one-day workshop is open to beginners, particularly those interested in sewn bindings as well as more experienced bookbinders who enjoy the Coptic structure. Students are welcome to bring decorative papers, book cloth, additional paper or prints for their projects.
Please note that class fees cover tuition as well as many consumable studio supplies and most materials that students will use throughout the class or workshop. Please see student material list for additional supplies.
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