Make a coptic bound book with hard covers and a decorative stitched open spine, suitable for use as a sketchbook, notebook, diary or journal.
During this one day workshop participants will complete an A5 size book (portrait format) filled with drawing quality paper.
Coptic binding secures the pages so that they will open flat on a table : it enables you to combine multiple types of paper within one book.
Skills required: Just accurate measurement, a bit of patience and simple sewing skills required
Tools /Materials suggestion list
I will provide
pieces of thick greyboard for the covers
book cloth for the book spine
140gsm white acid free cartridge
Please will you bring:
Essential tools- scissors- I use a big pair for cutting paper and a small pair for fiddly bits
a ruler – both for measuring and as a cutting edge
darning size needle
a paintbrush suitable for glueing
To make a book that is more personal I ask that you supply your own wrapping papers for the book covers eg interesting paper bags, packaging, gift wrap, advertising flyers, pages from magazines..... etc almost anything paper could be used- you will need enough to cover two A5 pieces of card on both sides. The reverse could be a different or toning piece.
information about other bookbinding courses can be found here
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