Coptic Bound Notebook Craft Workshop
You will learn the ancient bookbinding technique of Coptic Stitching and be guided through the steps required to create your own personal notebook.
Coptic binding or Coptic sewing comprises methods of bookbinding employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. The term is also used to describe modern bindings sewn in the same style. Modern Coptic bindings can be made with or without covering leather; if left uncovered, a Coptic binding is able to open 360°. If the leather is omitted, a Coptic binding is non-adhesive, and does not require any glue in its construction.
Artisans and crafters often use coptic binding when creating hand made art journals or other books.
Please bring your own notebook, pencil and lunch. Tea and coffee supplied.
When: Saturday 21 July 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbourne Gardens, near H Gate
Cost: Friends $60 Non-members $80
All materials and morning tea provided. BYO lunch.
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Maximum number of participants - 10
Bookings close Thursday 12 July.