NEW-ISH Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Hard Covers | Bari Zaki

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NEW-ISH Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Hard Covers | Bari Zaki

from 195.00

Instructor: Bari Zaki.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 11am–3pm – Sold out, thank you!

What you’ll make: A sketchbook, album, or journal that opens completely flat. This binding style 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. You will also learn to make a pair of covers to take home (where you will press them overnight), ready to make your next Coptic-stitch book.

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 to prepare for sewing.

By the end of this class you will have one completed book, and the confidence to make more at home, thanks to our charming illustrated handout with step-by-step instructions. You will also receive a bone folder, and a 20% discount on any additional tools purchased the day of class.

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.

Also offered as a private or semiprivate four-ish hour class. No previous bookbinding experience necessary. To request a date & time, add this class to your cart, and then email bz@barizaki.com with your preferred date(s) and time of day.

Our studio is light-filled, airy, and organized. You are welcome to browse our extensive library of books about bookbinding, calligraphy, and drawing. We look forward to sharing our love of paper & bookbinding with you in this four-ish hour workshop!

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

Classes are held at:
Bari Zaki Studio
3858 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

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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