The Coptic Binding
TUTOR: Avril Makula
DATE: this course will run in the second half of the year
TIME: 9.30am – 4.00 pm
COST: Members $150, Non-members $180
Limtied to 7 participants
Bookings now open.
If you are interested in this course let us know!
A great follow on for beginners, also suitable for all those wanting to explore other bindings.
Coptic binding is a style of binding a book with an exposed spine sewing, and has been used for hundreds of years. In coptic binding, the sewing is done across the spine, sections are linked together using chain stitch, and the book is able to open flat, which makes it an excellent choice of binding for sketchbooks and journals. There are many variations and methods used to make a coptic book, and the combination of stitching and paper can be extremely decorative and appealing. In this workshop, we will make two books: one using a single needle, the second using the 4-needle method of sewing.
All materials are supplied and included in the workshop fee. Bring your usual tools but spare tools are available at the bindery.
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
The bindery will be open by 9am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch.There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery. Shops and cafes are not close.