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I like big books & I cannot lie! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the ancient craft of bookbinding and focus on the Coptic style. 

Created by the ancient Egyptians, the Coptic style of binding is a timeless way to create a book with a visible spine stitch and a hardback cover. Perfect for visual diaries, photo albums, digital media portfolios, and a host of other applications!

We’ll start with the basics, discussing materials and various tools needed, then jump straight into learning the technique behind the trademark Coptic spine stitch. This style resembles a chain stitch as used in embroidery and creates a book that has each page open perfectly flat. Once we’ve covered the basics, you’ll spend the rest of the session binding and crafting your own bespoke hardcover book to take home. 

No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. 

What you'll get

  • All materials provided
  • A bespoke handmade book
  • Class notes to take home


what to bring

Just yourself!


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