Coptic Bindings - A Beginner's Class | Hilke Kurzke | Skillshare
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14 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1 Jump Start into Making Your Book

    • 3. Lesson 2 THEORY. On Paper and Papergrain

    • 4. Lesson 3 How to Cut Paper

    • 5. Lesson 4 Forming Signatures Method 1

    • 6. Lesson 5 Forming Signatures Method 2

    • 7. Lesson 6 Adding Covers

    • 8. Lesson 7 The Punching Template

    • 9. Lesson 8 Pre-Punching Holes

    • 10. Lesson 9 The Actual Sewing

    • 11. Lesson 10 THEORY Thread

    • 12. Lesson 11 Finishing Your Book

    • 13. Bonus Track: Making a Book Using Office Paper and a Paper Bag for Covers

    • 14. Congrats, You Finished your Book! What's on Next

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About This Class

In this class I am going to teach you how to make a chunky journal.

This class doesn't require any previous knowledge about bookbinding. Compared to my other classes (also compared to my other beginner's classes) this one here is paced more slowly.
It is made up so that you can either follow instructions to make your book and skip over the dry theory stuff. Or use the background knowledge conveyed in marked out lessons to make your own informed decisions about what materials to use and maybe even to buy some.

You'll learn how to fold and cut paper consistently, how to plan the sewing of your book, how to perform a kettle stitch, an unsupported chain stitch, and how to knot your thread. And you'll gain background information about paper and linen thread. You'll then use all that knowledge to finish a book as your class project.

To make your first book, you don't need to buy any expensive materials - just use whatever paper you can find ready at hand, and you need very few tools. You'll find a list of tools and materials in the project section for you to download.