Bari Zaki in Boston | Coptic stitch

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Bari Zaki in Boston | Coptic stitch

175.00

Date: Sunday, April 7 — 11am–3pm

What you’ll make: A sketchbook or album that opens completely flat. This binding style (rhymes with Nile) dates back to 2nd century Egypt. The sewing of the book involves 60 linking stitches, which we will complete in class. You will select from an assortment of decorative covers prepared for you in advance, to allow us to focus on the sewing, which is time consuming.

We begin, as always in our bookbinding classes, by getting acquainted with paper grain and its importance for the finished book. After an overview of the bookbinding tools you will use, you will fold ten full-size sheets of drawing paper (with deckled edges) into signatures to create a nice thickness.  You will learn to use your awl to pierce the holes in the cover. At the end of class, we will discuss how to make covers at home.

By the end of this class you will have one completed book, plus the tools (bone folder, shipping clerk’s knife, lightweight awl) and confidence to make more at home, thanks to our charming illustrated handout with step-by-step instructions. We look forward to sharing our love of papers & bookbinding with you in this four-ish hour workshop!

Class fee includes all materials we use to make a book: Binders-board, Japanese papers, bonefolder, shipping clerk’s knife, heavy & lightweight awls, Xacto blade, scissors, ruler, triangle rulers. waxed-linen thread, curved needle.

Class location:
Studio Carta, 97 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA. 617-730-3788

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me:
773-294-7766 or bz@barizaki.com

If we need to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified immediately via email and refunded the full class fee.  A cancellation requested at least 14 days in advance of the class will receive a full refund (via the original payment method).

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