In this workshop, we will create a hard-covered Coptic-bound book. The Coptic stitch is a non-adhesive binding that dates back to the 4th century and is characterized by its chains of stitching along an exposed spine. The Coptic stitch is durable and adaptable to books of an array of sizes and functions. Books bound by this method can open 365 degrees, making them perfect sketchbooks and journals. (Examples of Coptic books.)
This binding isn't the best project for an absolute beginner, and best suits someone with some comfort with the basics of bookbinding. (However, if you are indeed a beginner binder and feeling up to a challenge, feel free to join in.)
Julie Schneider has a handmade heart. She specializes in making art and objects out of scavenged and recycled paper, fabric, and other materials. She loves making books most of all, as well as sewing, knitting, drawing, and puns. Her work has been featured in books, magazines, and online. You can find her online under the guise of Your Secret Admiral (blog + shop), as well as teaching around Brooklyn and beyond.
Mon, Oct 29th, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT