Coptic binding or book sewing was practiced by 2nd Century Christians in Egypt. Coptic is the first codex style, or the beginning of the book as we know it today. It is the form used in the nag hamadi, or the books made widely known by Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code story. Come learn how to do this ancient and beautiful stitch in one afternoon. If you’ve participated in the previous weekend’s workshop in paper decorating, you’ll be invited to use your own paper designs in your book. See the Registration page for a discount if you register for both paper decorating and this workshop.
The Book Arts Collaborative is a physical space where students and community members can learn book arts skills. We host community workshops on an on-going basis. Our makerspace is located in the Madjax building in downtown Muncie across from Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
Click on any of the following images to learn more about the event. When you're ready, hit the red "Workshop Registration" button and pay for the corresponding workshop. For group registrations or miscellaneous payments, please use this link: MISC
Note: We also offer one-on-one printing and book binding instruction starting at $100. Email Dr. Rai Peterson (Rai@bsu.edu) for more information.