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Class: Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

In this workshop, students will create a hard-covered Coptic-bound book. The Coptic stitch dates back to the 4th century and is characterized by its chains of stitching along an exposed spine. The Coptic stitch is durable and adaptable to books of an array of sizes and functions. Books bound by this method can open 365 degrees.

Please bring the following supplies to class:

-an old book cover or boardgame you don't mind cutting up
-paper (optional--some paper will be available)
-bone folder
-any ribbons, yarn, thread, embroidery floss, and other ephemera that you might be interested in incorporating into your books

If you have questions about materials or requirements, feel free to contact julie [!at] etsy.com.

There are only 8 spaces available in total so sign up quickly!

Class fee is $50.00.

This class will be led by Julie Schneider, aka YourSecretAdmiral.etsy.com. She specializes in making art and objects out of scavenged and recycled paper and fabric. Her favorite bookbinding technique is the Coptic stitch.

***NOTE*** Please see our Profile to learn more about our class policies.

CLASS Bookbinding, The Coptic Stitch 8\/27\/2008


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