Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Hard Covers

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Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Hard Covers

from 185.00

This style of binding dates back to 2nd century Egypt. It’s a great style (rhymes with Nile) if you like your book to open completely flat.

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Currently offered only as a private or semiprivate 3-hour class. Add to Cart & email bz@barizaki.com to request a date & time.

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.

An assortment of decorative covers will be prepared for you in advance, so you can focus on the sewing of your book, which is time consuming. Afterwards we will review how to create your own 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.

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.

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 three-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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