Coptic binding dates to the Second Century A.D.E. Practiced by early Christians in Egypt, the Nag Hammadi or Gnostic Gospels, were sewn in this chain-stitch style. Get your Davinci Code on by re-creating this historical book style.
Practically speaking, a Coptic journal makes an excellent sketch book or notebook because its pages will lay completely throughout the book. It is functional and aesthetically pleasing.
No book binding experience is necessary. Participants who did not take Coptic Binding 2 can join by paying $15 for prepared covered boards and gatherings necessary for this workshop.
Participants will learn Coptic chain stitching and then explore some variations on that basic sewing method that result in decorative, open spine designs. This workshop results in a finished Coptic journal to take away.